George Bush is Dangerous for Israel, America, and the World
One of the most dangerous things that
could happen for Israel today is the election of George W. Bush. We can take his
ancestors' complicity with Hitler off the table. I do not believe in blaming
someone for something their Grandpa did. The problem with George is his incapacity to
lead and his inability to negotiate. An incompetent US president means that Israel
has an incompetent partner.
America and Israel have an important bond, but George
Bush provides only nominal support for Israel, while his policies put Israel at
risk. Since America was attacked in 2001 by Saudi Arabian terrorists, Bush has
continued to support Saudi Arabia, even having the audacity to withdraw American troops
from that bastion of terror. Instead of fighting terror, George has allowed
transnational corporations to direct American policy. America and Israel are in
much more danger today thanks to George's short-sighted and ill-advised
policies. Instead of helping Israel, George has provided aid and comfort to her
enemies, by protecting the very people who fund the most virulent anti-Semitic campaigns
in the world. Everyone (except George and his band of criminals) knows by now that
the people who attacked America had no connection with Iraq. Yet George allowed
Osama to escape, while his mismanagement of the Iraq fiasco has recruited terrorists
This November, I will vote for the leader who will protect
America and Israel, even when that policy contradicts the interests of the Saudi Royal
Family. John Kerry has stood up for Israel and America while George Bush has put
both nations, and the world, at more risk.
When George Bush ignores American issues of
education, health care, jobs, and homeland security, he undermines the nation which
protects Israel and her people. His negligence and intransigence are destabilizing
the Middle East and making a bad situation worse. To say that engaging in corporate
colonialism in Iraq is the same as fighting terror is ingenious.
The corporate adventurism supported and
encouraged by the Bush administration has undermined the fight against terror and
damaged the credibility of Israel's most critical partner.
Bush talks about supporting Israel, but John Kerry has an unblemished twenty-year record
total support. Bush does not see terror as a crime. He sees it as a tool.
This view is immoral, unconscionable and counterproductive. Situational ethics are not
On George's watch, North Korea has developed nuclear weapons and Iran may
already have done the same. If the United States had not wasted resources, money,
and troops in the invasion of Iraq, we could have captured Osama, maintained
credibility, and provided the necessary resources to reduce nuclear proliferation. The
Bush administration encourages terror by default.
The issue facing the
United States, Israel, and the World is not just existing terrorism, it is the incipient
terrorist support George Bush provides by his blind misjudgments and tactical blunders.
He has crippled the USA and undermined the forces of good across the globe by taking his
eye off the ball. Terrorism should be treated as a crime, rather than used as a cover
for corporate hegemony.
This fact is obvious to anyone who reads the paper each day. There may be NY State
police on every Long Island Rail Road train, but the borders of the USA are
insecure and Bush has cut funding for homeland security, schools, institutions, and for
our troops in the field. At the same time, his giveaways to his corporate cronies have
run up deficits to impoverish our children. George's incompetence plays into the
hands of terrorists across the globe.
It is obvious in Russia where over 100 people have been killed in terrorist
bombings in just the past week that we are losing the war on terror while Bush dallies
in Iraq. It is obvious in Beersheba where Palestinian murderers blew up two busses this
week killing 16 people, that the brutal, illegal, and heavy-handed tactics of Sharon
have unleashed more terror. The recent decision of the world court said that building a
wall on your neighbors' land is tantamount to terror. Most Israelis understand
that this idiotic pursuit, along with assassinations and the destruction of homes, has
put the people of Israel at risk. A wall built on the border of Israel would have
international support, but the illegal appropriation of Palestinian land recruits more
terrorists and makes a bad situation worse.
The UN, World
Court, EU and much of the international media have all provided blanket condemnations
of terror. As members of the UN, we must fight for what is right. We cannot, as
Mr. Bush feels, take a cue from world's corporate CEO's when it comes to our own
security. This coming November, we must vote to begin a real fight against terror, so
that our children and grandchildren never have to see it in their own back
We can defeat those who would blow up our families,
while we work on the economy, unemployment, and the other issues which keep our nation
strong, or make it weaker every day. Those who propose the false choice
between fighting terror and creating jobs, are engaging in logical fallacy. We
must refuse to choose. We need a leader with the wisdom, courage, and conviction to
stand up to the corporate interests who have sabotaged our nation. Enough. With
John Kerry, help is on the way. With George Bush, we get more of the same chaos,
four more wars, ...or worse.
A leader who has the political power to pretend that he's infallible, and uses that
power to avoid ever admitting mistakes, eventually makes mistakes so large that they
can't be covered up. And that's what's happening to Mr. Bush.
Ignorance Isn't Strength
ability of the Bush administration to deny reality has led to an ongoing disaster in
Iraq and looming disaster elsewhere.