• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

America's Posture in the World

The News: George Galloway, British MP, has show what a man with fire in his belly can do. The Democrats have no one with that capacity. What they have is Nancy Pelosi, whose idea of a constructive approach to the Middle East was to tell AIPAC last week,

"There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. This is absolute nonsense. In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been: it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.
"The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran. For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology....
"In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.'
"The United States will stand with Israel now and forever. Now and forever."

The Note: "Stand," you say? A different posture was evident for all to see.

©WCG, 2005