September 2, 2004


Bush Won't Discuss Action With Israel (Associated Press, 9/02/04)

Declining to step into a war of words between Israel and Syria, the Bush administration said Thursday it was not discussing with Israel any possible military action against Hamas leaders in Damascus.

"Israel has a right to defend itself, and they don't come to us and we don't approve Israeli military operations," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said.

"That's not a subject of discussion," he replied when asked if the Bush administration was concerned that Israel might move against Syria.

He said the United States is concerned about Syria's support for various groups.

There were no calls for restraint from the administration.

You have to figure that deposing the remaining Ba'athist tyrant would win Mr. Sharon some wiggle room to his Right, nu?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 2, 2004 6:52 PM

"Let me hold your coat"

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at September 2, 2004 9:03 PM

The only thing the US needs to do to end Syrian terrorism is to give Israel the green light. Syria's army is even more of a decrepit state than that of Iraq. The Soviet Sugar Daddy ain't no more and the Saudis have no interest in subsidizing the Syrian Alawites.

The reality is however that the US will never give Israel that green light until we divorce ourselves from needing Saudi oil and until we divorce ourselves from the iron bonds that link so many of our political class with the Saudi thugs. Although the Saudis probably hate the Syrian Alawites more than they hate the Israelis, they cannot let on to their population that they do.

Posted by: Bart at September 2, 2004 10:15 PM

"Deposing the remaining Baathist tyrant" would complete the housecleaning from 1939-45.

The Baath Party began as "The Arab National Socialist Party". Thats "National Socialist" as in Nazis (not "neo-Nazis", but the original pan-German political cult that touched off World War 2 and left a continent in ruins). The Baath Party is literally the Arab branch (or copy) of the original Nazi Party.

The Baathists are literally Arab Nazis, with a direct line of descent from the organization and race cult of Hitler und Goebbels AG.

They've just substituted "Arab" for "Aryan" as the name and DNA of their Master Race.

Posted by: Ken at September 3, 2004 3:40 PM


Hardly. There are still folks applying Darwinism all over the place.

Posted by: oj at September 3, 2004 3:46 PM