Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Bushies did something right? A whuh?

From CNN.
Report: U.S. rejected Israeli plea to attack Iran

"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush rejected several Israeli requests last year for weapons and permission for a potential airstrike inside Iran, the author of an investigative report told CNN.

Israel approached the White House in early 2008 with three requests for an attack on Iran's main nuclear complex, said New York Times reporter David Sanger. His article appears in the newspaper on Sunday.

According to Sanger, Israel wanted specialized bunker-busting bombs, equipment to help refuel planes making flights into Iran and permission to fly over Iraq to reach the major nuclear complex at Natanz, the site of Iran's only known uranium enrichment plant. The White House "deflected" the first two requests and denied the last, Sanger said.
For my part, I'm not sure what to make of the story that the Bushies chose to do the right thing vis a vis Israel's patently insane request to attack Iran. Is it possible that the shit was getting too deep even for Bush & Cheney's scatophilic proclivities?

I guess even a stopped clock is right twice a day, eh?

In light of their horrific treatment of the Palestinians (which will most certainly spawn a new generation of Islamic terrorists) and their unbelievable bellicosity towards Iran, I'm coming around to the conclusion that the hawks in the Israeli government want their own nation to be "wiped off the map." A full-on war with Iran, and Palestine, and (likely) Hezbollah would probably be the end of the line for the Jewish State. They can't fight the entire Arab world Islamic Middle East all at once.

I don't know why Israeli hawks would want to kamikaze their own people, unless they're hoping for some better real estate for the next version of "the Jewish state." Perhaps they're holding out for somewhere in Manhattan? Or Bali?

I don't know, honestly. I just feel bad for Israeli people who don't want to die. Once again, belligerent leadership is ruining it for the "normal folks" who just want to go about their business.

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