Wednesday, October 01, 2003

StillThreatening Israel

Gary Bauer: With our Iraq policy under attack and our security at Guantanamo Bay compromised, you would think the State Department would have plenty on its plate dealing with America's enemies. But once again this morning a top State Department official, William Burns, is threatening our friend and ally Israel with financial penalties if it insists on completing a security fence that protects all Israeli communities from terrorist thugs. Burns says the fence is inconsistent with President Bush's vision of a Palestinian state living side-by-side with Israel in 2005.

Does the crowd at State still not understand that such a "vision" has become a nightmare? It resulted in more dead Jews and the wasting of millions of U.S. dollars for a Palestinian leader who is no longer in power. A sovereign democracy has a right to defend itself. That is precisely what Israel is doing. I recommend we start getting tough with Saudi Arabia instead of our friends!

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