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Total heroes: George W. Bush and Condi Rice - Only in one nation outside of the U.S.
Marc h 17, 2006 | Vanity

Posted on 03/17/2006 4:46:13 PM PST by Hannah Senesh

Figures of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.S. President George W. Bush are displayed during a Purim parade in the central Israeli town of Holon March 14, 2006.

In every other nation in the world, including the UK (I can attest to that), if anyone actually had the temerity to build such a float, the riders would be lynched and the truck and float wrecked. Only in Israel do crowds cheer. Only in Israel are President George W. Bush and Dr. Condoleezza Rice total heroes. (And doesn't Condi look just great!)



TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: purim

1 posted on 03/17/2006 4:46:16 PM PST by Hannah Senesh
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To: Hannah Senesh

The POTUS prostrate with the SECSTATE riding him on a sled.

Very strange parade float.


2 posted on 03/17/2006 4:51:47 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Hannah Senesh
It's funny.... Condi is pretty pro Palestinian -- even getting into screaming matches with Israeli officials so they would no longer be able to watch the borders.

I will say when I was in Jerusalem, I ran into an Orthodox Jew who said words to the effect of, You American? I love George Bush!

I'm sorry I didn't film that moment.

3 posted on 03/17/2006 4:52:50 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Michael Goldsberry

Just one word: Purim.

And that doesn't take away anything from what I wrote above.


4 posted on 03/17/2006 4:53:34 PM PST by Hannah Senesh
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To: Stepan12

It's much more than that. The hatred for America goes way beyond George Bush. In Europe especially Americans are seen as: insane fundamentalists, bullies, insanely greedy, selfish, oblivious to everyone else's needs. In Israel alone, America is idolised.


5 posted on 03/17/2006 4:56:17 PM PST by Hannah Senesh
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To: Hannah Senesh

Gotcha. Now it makes sense.


6 posted on 03/17/2006 4:57:14 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Hannah Senesh
Envy and fear of US wealth and power drive this reaction.

Too bad, so sad.

7 posted on 03/17/2006 5:03:30 PM PST by JCEccles
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To: Hannah Senesh

A work acquaintance of my husband's went to S. America a few years ago for work.....can't remember which country....but they got asked, well, "where are your guns?" He'd look at them trying to figure out what they were talking about.....then he had to explain that Americans as a rule don't run around with guns, unlike in the movies....


8 posted on 03/17/2006 5:04:09 PM PST by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: Stepan12
I will say when I was in Jerusalem, I ran into an Orthodox Jew who said words to the effect of, You American? I love George Bush!

Isn't it funny how American Jews seem to rally for the Dems who seem to rally against Israel?
9 posted on 03/17/2006 5:07:15 PM PST by cjmae (Sanity was not equally distributed)
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To: Hannah Senesh

actually, apparently america's standing is pretty high in india, too-
http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=7053

I've met Europeans who are too scared to visit the US because they think we drive around in massive cars shooting out our windows and running people over. And then they call us ignorant and uninformed.


10 posted on 03/17/2006 5:07:37 PM PST by stormlead
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To: JCEccles

"Envy and fear of US wealth and power drive this reaction."

They hate you with the same passion they used to hate Jews. They hate you for all the same reasons: religion, love of family, devotion to tradition, respect for education, no fear of risk-taking, passion for hard work.


11 posted on 03/17/2006 5:08:19 PM PST by Hannah Senesh
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To: Hannah Senesh

Nice pic.Condi does look good.Do you know why she's riding on Bush's back?


12 posted on 03/17/2006 5:09:02 PM PST by Thombo2
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To: Thombo2

"Nice pic.Condi does look good.Do you know why she's riding on Bush's back?"

The same reason why Jews dress up as Roman Catholic priests in Lodz and cowboys in Tel Aviv. It's Purim when the world is a lot crazy and pretty much anything goes.


13 posted on 03/17/2006 5:11:01 PM PST by Hannah Senesh
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To: cjmae
I will say when I was in Jerusalem, I ran into an Orthodox Jew who said words to the effect of, You American? I love George Bush! Isn't it funny how American Jews seem to rally for the Dems who seem to rally against Israel?

Maybe it's some secular quasi religious rite.

14 posted on 03/17/2006 5:18:36 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: Hannah Senesh

The Israelis are surrounded by neighbors who want to kill them. They understand that we are a true friend. the Euroweenies who are traditionally our allies are surrounded by whining welfare state socialists. They won't get it (although some, like the plucky Danes, do) until the threat becomes real to them, and often not even then.


15 posted on 03/17/2006 5:19:10 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (A fool and his money are soon parted. Democrats love fools.)
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To: Hannah Senesh

"They hate you with the same passion they used to hate Jews. They hate you for all the same reasons: religion, love of family, devotion to tradition, respect for education, no fear of risk-taking, passion for hard work."

You forgot the most important part of the equation... GOD loves Israel and America. They hate us because they are on the side of satan and his fallen angels.

LLS


16 posted on 03/17/2006 5:27:28 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: Hannah Senesh

Sounds fun.Thanx.


17 posted on 03/17/2006 5:37:46 PM PST by Thombo2
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To: Hannah Senesh

The Condi float reminds me a little of 'Chuckie' from the Child's-play horror series. That's picking-nits, though.

Thanks Israel for your continued friendship!

REAL Americans know who our REAL 'staunch-allies' in the WOT are. ;)


18 posted on 03/17/2006 7:39:12 PM PST by CowboyJay (Rough Riders! Tancredo '08)
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To: Hannah Senesh

Do we percieve who are friends are yet?


19 posted on 03/18/2006 4:47:39 AM PST by RoadTest ("- - a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people." - Richard Henry Lee, 1786)
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To: cjmae

"Isn't it funny how American Jews seem to rally for the Dems who seem to rally against Israel?"

T'was ever thus. Many Jews accepted Christ and the Gospel in the first century; but more fought violently against them.


20 posted on 03/18/2006 4:50:05 AM PST by RoadTest ("- - a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people." - Richard Henry Lee, 1786)
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To: stormlead
I am actually happy to visit the US because I and my friends there can go on magnificent range and shoot everything from pistol to MG
I still have to do it from the windows of massive car
Hmmmm ? Maybe next time
21 posted on 03/18/2006 5:04:38 AM PST by 1903A3
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To: RoadTest

"T'was ever thus. Many Jews accepted Christ and the Gospel in the first century; but more fought violently against them."

Probably the nuttiest and most bigoted analogy I've yet seen at FreeRepublic.

And I can assure you that if all Jews would have given up their religion, the world and in particular the United States would have been a far, far poorer place.


22 posted on 03/18/2006 5:36:15 AM PST by Hannah Senesh
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