I haven't even been through this thing yet; just the first few chapters, and I can already say I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know the details of American Middle East policy over the last two decades. Many thanks to the FReeper/FReepers who recommended it to me (I can't remember who -- Courier? Alouette?) What an invaluable resource.
Then take the time to write or call President Bush. He needs to hear from us now before the pattern begins all over again. The way this is being handled is an insult to the Bush Administration, and flies in the face of his personal public presentation and position on terrorism up to this point.
Mr. President, do not let this happen, or continue!
posted on 08/21/2003 8:03:13 PM PDT
To: SJackson; yonif; rdb3; Simcha7; American in Israel; spectacularbid2003; Binyamin; Taiwan Bocks; ...
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posted on 08/21/2003 8:05:33 PM PDT
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Bump for later read
posted on 08/21/2003 8:07:13 PM PDT
by The Mayor
(God uses ordinary people to carry out his extraordinary plan. I am willing Lord, use me!)
Excellent posting. Thank you! We must stand behind Israel and not hold them to a different standard than we hold ourselves. No way would the U.S. tolerate what we have asked Israel to tolerate.
posted on 08/21/2003 8:15:09 PM PDT
I tend to agree with much of your reason and conclusions.
I too once took the time to write my representives... cc:'n others just like you. Some would have their aids respond with a prepared response regarding the particular issue...where the return response was mailed enmasse regarding their current position on the issue to all who wrote either way on the issue...while others didn't bother to respond at all.
Anyway, I would be interested to see how your letter fairs.
posted on 08/21/2003 8:40:22 PM PDT
(stand for freedom or get the helloutta the way)
From your mouth to G-d's ears.
posted on 08/21/2003 9:22:45 PM PDT
("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
Great letter Salem. Let us hope Bush comprehends it.
posted on 08/21/2003 10:11:20 PM PDT
by American in Israel
(Dont you hate it when you forget to change your tag line?!)
It is hard to have hope after so much apathy towards Israel from our country, but I have to remember that if Harry S. Truman could support the State of Israel, then, all things are possible.
"Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide myself in you." (Psalm 143: 9)
That is a fabulous letter. How unfortunate to say the least, that past policy in this area has brought us all to a place of NO good answers. The ONLY answer that will benefit and protect us is to unequivocally support Isreal. I remind your President (who I also consider mine since Canada is effectively without leadership of any value at all), that the Bible verse written so many years ago, means the same to day, ie: "I will BLESS those who bless YOU (Isreal) and I WILL CURSE those who curse you (Isreal)"!! Can't get much clearer than that.
posted on 09/13/2003 3:49:13 PM PDT
by Canadian Outrage
(All us Western Canuks belong South)
Therefore, if your Administration is adamant with regard to this direction, when those in the Middle East or elements of the global community who hate both us and Israel move again, whether overtly or incrementally, to destroy Israel, I, for one among many, ask that the American nation finallyfinallystand solidly behind our faithful ally Israel with the full moral, political, and military force necessary to secure our mutual freedoms and liberty from our respective enemy's blind, murderous, terrorism.
Outside of that, we support full Israeli unilateralism in securing their families and national security interests from these unconscionable butchers, in the face of global indifference and loathing, as well as our own incomprehensible vacillating on this issue.
Well said, I second the motion.
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