Why do they hate us? The US foreign policies, particularly that PNAC driven US quest for world-wide hegemony as manifested in 'Operation Iraqi Freedom
exhibits only the worst characteristics possible from W's group such as greed, immorality and indifference to other peoples' suffering.
talks about big bro 43's policies regarding Radical Islam, Pre-emptive war, Arab-Israeli conflict and Democracy and concludes 'How, in fact, have things
worked out? At the end of his first term, I found that the Bush policies, other than the Arab-Israeli one, stood 'a good chance of working'. No longer. Today, I
perceive failure in all four areas.'
The author, Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and seems genuinely reluctant to cast aspersions on 43, but 'At a time when Bush arouses
such intense vituperation among his critics, someone who wishes him well, as I do, criticises reluctantly. But criticise one must; to pretend all is well, or
to remain loyal to the person despite his record, does no one a favour. A frank recognition of mistakes must precede their repair. I respect Bush's benign motivation and good intentions while mourning his having squandered a record-breaking 90 per cent job-approval rating following September
11 and his bequeathing to the next president a polarised electorate, a military reluctant to use force against Iran, Hamas ruling Gaza, an Iraqi disaster-in-waiting, radical Islam on the ascendant, and unprecedented levels of global anti-Americanism.'
Remember Rummy's 'slog' memo? We are making more jihadists daily than we can kill, and the very fact we are killing innocents makes us less secure, and unethetical.
Anyone other than a moron would know that.
The article 'Canada removes U.S., Israel from torture watchlist' at http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN1762987120080119?rpc=64
states 'Canada's foreign ministry, responding to pressure from close allies, said on Saturday it would remove the United States and Israel from a
watch list of countries where prisoners risk being tortured. Both nations expressed unhappiness after it emerged they had been listed in a
document that formed part of a training course manual on torture awareness given to Canadian diplomats. Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier said he regretted the embarrassment caused by the public disclosure of the manual, which also classified some U.S. interrogation techniques as torture.
"It contains a list that wrongly includes some of our closest allies. I have directed that the manual be reviewed and rewritten," Bernier said in a
statement. "The manual is neither a policy document nor a statement of policy. As such, it does not convey the government's views or positions."
Big bro 43 thinks that whatever the big bully, W wants, he gets. Everybody hates bullies and they band together against the oppressor and eventually the goon
gets his comeuppance.
It happened after big bro 43's visit and since the Arabic world hate him because of his 'GWOT' the subjugated people think big bro 43 urged the Israeli to
blockade the Gaza Strip.
The article 'Gazans Fear Crisis After Four Days of Blockade' at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/21/AR2008012100596.html
talks about how every service is being impaired by the blockade including bakeries, states 'People say this all started after George Bush visited,"
observed Hisham al-Ashrami, 31, speaking over his shoulder as he scooped freshly baked loaves off a conveyor belt and into his customers' plastic sacks. The line of people waiting for bread snaked out the door. "They say he gave Israel the green light," Ashrami said. Other Gaza residents echoed his comments, suspecting a link between Bush's visit to the Middle East this month and the Israeli crackdown on Gaza. "Why do you think that is?" Ashrami said. "These are all civilians here," he said, gesturing at the bundled-up men, women and children crowded before his bread trays.'
Israel is accusing the Gazans of being terrorists but 'Four days into an Israeli blockade that has cut off food and fuel to the Gaza Strip, residents of the
strip contemplated Monday how long it would be until disaster hit.'
'Israel closed the border crossings into Gaza on Friday to enforce its demand that the armed Hamas movement that controls Gaza bring a halt to rocket attacksinto Israeli territory. From Tuesday to Friday last week, more than 150 rockets were fired from Gaza. None caused any fatalities, although Palestinian gunmen killed an Ecuadoran farmhand working in a field near Gaza on Tuesday, the day Israeli forces unleashed large-scale ground and air assaults against targets in the northern part of the strip.
"As far as I'm concerned, Gaza residents will walk, without gas for their cars, because they have a murderous, terrorist regime that doesn't let people in
southern Israel live in peace," Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told lawmakers from his Kadima party earlier Monday.'
Think about it. Gazans killed none and Israelis killed more than 30. This is 3rd grade, non-fuzzy math, that indicates clearly that the Israelis are inflicting
more damage on the Gazans-during an alleged 'peace talks' no less, than vice-versa.
The article details the humanitarian crisis including how a hospital needs electricity to keep patients alive, but the blockade is threatening even the
lives of babies. These twin boys born 2 ½ months prematurely are using incubators, and will live until the power goes out!