Skip to comments.Peres to Bush: If only what you did to Saddam was done to Hitler
Posted on 01/19/2009 4:49:40 PM PST by flyfree
Outgoing US President George Bush telephoned President Shimon Peres bidding him farewell on the occasion of the end of Bush's term as president Tuesday.
Peres said to Bush, "If the world had acted against Hitler the way you acted against Saddam Hussein, the lives of millions would have been saved." The president added, "You made a historic contribution to the entire world and to the Jewish people in particular. We will treasure this forever and will never forget it."
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The older I get, the more palpably aware I am that the second-most thankless job in the world is prevention.
Thank God President Bush did not listen to the traitors in Congress. Also thank God that our troops came through to give us victory in Iraq!
Sadly, if only Bush had done to Iran what he did to Iraq. Talk about a bridge too few.
Please. Give him some credit. He freed Iraq from the grip of a tyrant. With respect to Afghanistan, there is still much work to do, but (with the help of Canadians, I’m proud to say), he let the Freedom Genie out of the bottle.
Wow. This article made me cry!
Damn it!!!! Why can’t Dubya stage that coup DU’s been swearing he was going to. Don’t go, please don’t go.....I’m only sort of kidding.
Credit, yes but Iran is the country with the actual nuclear program and that was considered the best reason to attack Iraq, a reason Bush never even claimed outright about Iraq. So leaving Iran unmolested is simply a mistake. Iran is the big Hitler in the Middle East.
People would be saying that Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill were wrong about the Hitler, and the NAZIS and there was no German atomic bomb program.
Stop it already! The Bush Derangement Syndrome is alive and well on FR. So, armchair general that you are, tell me exactly how President Bush could possibly have invaded Iran given the massive opposition to his invading Iraq? Tell me where the troops would have come from since we would have had zero support from allies? Just two of the very many questions that would need to be answered before GWB could have even dreamed of doing as you suggest.
Hmmmm...the majority of American Jews don't treasure what GWB did. They hate him for it just as much as the rest of the left does.
Then it’s up to Israel to take Iran out. I think America, under Bush, has done more than its fair share.
So, true. And the socialists would have ensured that Churchill went down in history as a warmonger who caused a war with Germany.
the majority of American Jews don’t treasure what GWB did
But most American Jews dont really care about Israel as much as they care about things like Hollywood, abortion, Blackberries and SUVs.
I think that if Iran detonates anuclear weapon in Israel or more so in the USA it will be quite apparent that we should have done what it takes. I have zero BDS. To answer you more specifically, the nuclear facilities needed to be taken out in joint US/Israel airstrikes. If Iran was going to respond with missiles against our fleet and troops and with an attempted blockade of the Gulf, then we will need to combat and defeat the Iranian navy and air forces as well. Whether we would need to invade Iran is another issue, Iran might or might not attack into Iraq, and we have more than enough forces in the region to defeat Iran. Obviously the uSA can defeat Iran if it has to.
And I think we needed to, indeed Obama is about to face exactly this challenge of a nuclear Iran. Fair share has nothing to do with it, this involves our survival. And Iran is a far more credible threat than Iraq was.
I hope I have explained my thinking, which relates to our security, not to Bush Obama or any politician.
"If the world had acted against Hitler the way you acted against Saddam Hussein, the lives of millions would have been saved."
Yes, you did, Sir.
And, we thank you President Bush.
You made a historic contribution to the entire world ...
Yes, you did, Sir.
And, we thank you President Bush.
You mean Stalin & Pol Pot & Kim Yan Joo Yung & & & &
What’s strange about this story is that for years we’ve not heard anything in the MSM about praise in Israel for the American effort in Iraq. In fact, we heard suggestions, though not quotes, that Israelis were opposed. Now, the day before Bush leaves office, we have a ringing endorsement of the Bush policy in Iraq from one Israeli who you wouldn’t necessarily expect to do so: the doddering old left-leaning Shimon Peres. Well, if Peres feels that way toward Bush, I’d be pretty certain that the feeling is very widespread among both the Israeli political class and the Israeli population as a whole.
The One wants to repeat the Lazarus episode and resurrect Saddam (and Uday and Qusay), to make the world right.
I remember during the election, one of those “world wide polls” showed Israel was the only country that had McCain beating Obama. I get the impression Bush is pretty popular there. In fact I believe Bush is generally liked in alot of places, Eastern Europe, parts of Asia and India, Western Africa. Not that I think Americans should be seeking worldwide approval for it’s own sake. But I think the whole “the world hates Bush” notion was just pumped up by the media.
Thanks for the ping!
“Sadly, if only Bush had done to Iran what he did to Iraq. Talk about a bridge too few.”
if only Israel would do to Fatah, Hamas, & Hezbullah what America did to Iraq...
“the second-most thankless job in the world is prevention.”
Prevention certainly is a thankless job. Second to what?
I’m fairly certain that the inference is “If only what you did to Saddam was done to Hitler” implies “If only what you did to Saddam you would’ve done to Ahmedinejad”.
I’m pretty sure the Israelis were broadly supportive of President Bush’s foreign policy in Iraq. Vocally so in the early years. But the Israeli critics who use ‘neocon’ as a euphemism for Jew probably made many Israelis - esp in government - keep a lower profile about their support.
But of course Israel had plenty of its own problems all along. Remember when Saddam paid $25k to the families of suicide bombers? How many suicide bombers since the fall of Saddam? Maybe Israel’s barrier had more to do with it, nevertheless how could Israelis not be happy at the fall of Saddam?
A more democratic, pluralistic, less radical middle east is good for Israel. They know it. We know it. It doesn’t need to be said daily. Unfortunately neither the US nor the EU, apply this to their policies towards the Palestinians.
Aw c'mon. You know nothing that did not fit the hate Bush, anti-American template was never going to see print during the President's tenure.
“The One wants to repeat the Lazarus episode and resurrect Saddam (and Uday and Qusay), to make the world right.
I think Saddam has a daughter or two still left alive - in Jordan or Syria.
If only what you did to Saddam was done to Hitler
Um - we tried to, but he killed himself before we could hang him.
Changing rolls of toilet paper. I know; I know. It's just a saying I have.
We don't have a large enough army to do that. Iraq is much smaller than Iran.
Peres obviously meant we should have invaded Germany in the mid-Thirties - before Hitler got rolling. Though the same Communist media naysayers would have been offering up the same criticisms of the British and French governments that Bush has endured.