Dear President Bush,
You may need to change your motto from “if you are not with us, you are against us” as your friends in the Middle East appear not to be with you. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak just accused you of having double standards by ignoring Israeli nuclear weapons while getting your undies in a bunch over the prospect of Iran having same.
King Abdullah of Jordan is encouraging you to take the lead in bartering your two state solution for the Israel/Palestine conflict. He requests you explore all opportunities vs. turning away from a rapidly deteriorating situation. Jordan is the home of millions of refugees from prior wars.
Earlier in the week Prince Saud of Saudi Arabia suggested your strategies in Israel and Palestine would only make matters worse. He toned down his prophecy after a summons from the White House.
Your friends may think different that you and wanting to help, give you advice. With your current motto, you could think they are against you. In that case, you may wish to change your motto to “One who is not against me, is with me.” It might keep us from having to take everybody on. Think about it…..