Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"Olmert Lackey" Bush Flails to the Finish

According to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, he summoned President Bush from the podium during a Philadelphia speech. "Beckon call" George W. learned he needed to stop the United Nations resolution on Israel's pummeling of Gaza. Bush called Condi Rice, telling her not to vote for the resolution, the one she worked so hard to create and shape.

The State Department tried to contradict Ehud Olmert's version of events. Here's their rationalization:

After the vote, Rice said that the United States fully supported the resolution but abstained because it "thought it important to see the outcomes of the Egyptian mediation," referring to an Egyptian-French initiative aimed at achieving a cease-fire.

Huh? That's like saying, "I didn't vote for the President because I wanted to see who's nominated in 2012." Olmert crafted U.S. foreign policy. He's rather proud of it.

The public owes George W. Bush a huge thank you. On the political stage, Bush bumbled into the blue curtain, the one behind the play offered for public consumption. Behind the fear, scarcity and bootstrap drama sit big money boys and heavy handed power heads. They trade money, influence and arms. Every now and then they need more. An itchy trigger finger develops and blam! Innocents are hurt. The U.S. calls them collateral damage. The world shudders.

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