No setting of any examples from George Walker Bush that would lead to any semblance of striking any peace in the Middle East. No taking of any bull by the horns and saying this has got to stop. Instead, the war monger stands on a platform in Germany; sounding more like an 8 year old than a full grown man and a world leader, he says, "Every country has the right to defend itself from the killing of innocent life and terrorists who want to stop the progress of peace." (Was Bush referring to his invasion and occupation of Iraq here?)
What a foggy patch of quick sand to step on!
Bush's words can come back to haunt him. He is killing innocent life in Iraq. His insistence on invading Iraq and going after a man who was not interested in any sort of war with the world, unsettled much of the region and set the Middle East on fire, and if Bush can strut his supremacy, so can Israel. Why not?
Dangerous things happen to little boys who are allowed to play with fire and dynamite.
World War I started with a single shot fired in Sarajevo. The kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers in Lebanon has ... triggered ... the kind of Israeli might which could be the start of WW-III and Bush's words have that unsavory ring, that same powder keg flavor of, "Bring it on," that they had on that destroyer off the coast of California when he declared Mission Accomplished and said, "Bring it on."
I did not hear Bush calling for sitting down at the round table of Peace to talk about bridging the differences of the Israeli, or Lebanese or Syrian people; nor did I hear Bush call for any cease fire. No.
Honor. Nationalism. Supremacy. Are all wrapped up in Bush's Glorification of War.
But, whose honor, nationalism, or supremacy does Bush uphold? That is a big question to which the sad answer is his' and that of Israel. No one else's.
Bush meets fire with fire--there is no need for logic, reason, or dialogue...but fire with fire for Bush is a thing of duality.
Bush meets fire with fire so long as he is not on the front lines, so long as there are people who can seal in advance the manholes of any American, or foreign city his feet happen to need to step on; so long as barb wire fences can separate him from the people who despise his wars, his policies, his invasion and occupation of an innocent country; so long as he does not have to listen to one single bomb dropping, one single shot being fired, so long as he doesn't have to look at the dead, Bush meets fire with fire-from the safety of his bubble, with his pork filled mouth and from his cake eating parties.
For Bush it is easy, press the trigger from the moat that will start fire on the land, which will start the war that will bring the rapture.