Thursday, May 15, 2008

I wonder if he crosses his fingers behind his back

In remarks before the Knesset in Israel today, President Bush said "We believe in the matchless value of every man*, woman*, and child*. So we insist that the people of Israel have the right to a decent, normal, and peaceful life, just like the citizens of every other nation*. We believe that democracy is the only way to ensure human rights. So we consider it a source of shame that the United Nations routinely passes more human rights resolutions against the freest democracy* in the Middle East than any other nation in the world."







If this is his vision for a free democracy, or the type of democracy he dreamed of bringing to the oppressed people of the world, I think we can understand what went so terribly wrong.

By the way, in his speech he mentions the democratically elected Hamas only long enough to claim that they want to "wipe Israel from the map". He mentions Palestine or the palestinian people exactly never. I don't say that in support of Hamas, but in grasping the reality of the situation on the ground. Something Mr. Bush has no real interest in doing.


*Much like the game where you read your fortune cookie fortune with the suffix "-in my pants", the statements of George Bush need to be read with the silent suffix -"unless you're Palestinian".

14 comments:

dguzman said...

Oo, oo, I want to play! Let's attach "unless you're a fucking moron like Bush" to actual fortunes I saved in my wallet:

1. "Avert misunderstanding by calm, poise and balance"--unless you're a fucking moron like Bush.

2. "You will make someone smile today"--unless you're a fucking moron like Bush.

3. "You are smart and make friends easily"--unless you're a fucking moron like Bush.

I might add "You are smart enough to avoid blowing up the whole fucking Middle East just so you and your buddies can get filthy rich--unless you're a fucking moron like Bush" to the mix.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Tsk, tsk, this is just the anti Semitic kind of posts that we've come to expect from America hating liberals like you.

no_slappz said...

jess, you wrote:

"By the way, in his speech he mentions the democratically elected Hamas only long enough to claim that they want to "wipe Israel from the map"."

Destroying Israel is the chief goal of Hamas, as stated in its charter. The fact that the so-called Palestinians elected an organization aimed at destroying a sovereign nation says only that the so-called Palestinians have no democratic principles within themselves. A group of people who claim to form a nation and are dedicated to the destruction of an existing nation are not practitioners of democracy. Not even the most contorted form of democracy.

You said:

"He mentions Palestine or the palestinian people exactly never."

There has never been a nation of Palestine. The name refers to a region, like the North Pole. As for the people, well, since there was never a nation of Palestine, it's silly to think there were ever any Palestinians. But these charlatans have managed to buffalo millions of Americans into thinking otherwise.

There are roughly 4 million people who claim to be Palestinians. Quite a lot of people for a nation that never existed. Of course when Britain handed over the contested territory, the original plan envisioned a two-state division of the land. The Arabs rejected the two-state plan in 1948 and they continue to reject the two-state plan today.

About 500,000 Arabs left Israel in 1948. But they were not given citizenship in the neighboring countries into which they fled. Moreover, their children were not given citizenship. They have remained legal and social outsiders.

Of course any child born in the US, even to parents here illegally, is a citizen. But the middle-east governments don't like that idea. Too democratic and humane. By segregating and discriminating against this specific group of Arabs, the dictatorships in the countries surrounding Israel do their part to keep anti-Israel hate at a high level. Suicide bombings make it clear that Arabs from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank are more concerned with killing Jews and destroying Israel than living peacefully in a neighboring state.

The so-called Palestinians have been defeated; their efforts to destroy Israel only increase their own misery.

By the way, these Arabs will tell you the Holocaust didn't happen and in their islamic schools the Jews are portrayed as pigs and snakes. That's not an urban myth.

dguzman said...

As if a visit from Slappy isn't enough, I've tagged you. Please come by to see the virus I gave you. Sorry, but there is a cream you can put on it that makes the burning go away. Sorta.

Jess Wundrun said...

it's silly to think there were ever any Palestinians

Utterly amazing. The single stupidest comment I have ever read on the interwebs.

I was going to delete your post, but I think I'll keep it up, maybe even put it in my sidebar as a shrine to how seriously American schools are failing our people.

Wow. Just Wow.

no_slappz said...
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Jess Wundrun said...

No_Slappz, You've crossed the line back into bizarre stupidity, (and I suspect a lack of much needed prescription medication) and thus I've deleted this and future comments.

That gem above stays.

Dr. Zaius said...

Until recently, Palestinians couldn't vote. That says it all.

Jess Wundrun said...

Dr. Z- it seems they couldn't vote because they don't exist

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Ed said...

As I understand it, Hamas has actually changed their official stance and claims to be committed to coexistence with Israel.

I like that fortune cookie game. I've always played it by adding "in bed", but that's going to have to change.

no_slappz said...
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Ed said...

I would respond to Mr./Ms. Slappz, saying something along the lines of "I get that information by reading the news", but it's not worth it.