Israel protected by the World’s most effective and classy rain prevention device, the US Umbrella
Americans certainly stay dry under it, the Brits enjoy the shade, there are a few Asian states keeping the rain out, Canada itself need not worry about wet snow.. But there’s one country covered where the drops pelting off certainly make quite a splash, if only because of the torrential downpores it is constantly subjected too.
Bush in Ohio yesterday, answering the public’s questions on Iraq, policy, and the War on Terror
“.. the threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel. That’s a threat, a serious threat.
It’s a threat to world peace; it’s a threat, in essence, to a strong alliance. I made it clear, I’ll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally, Israel”
Bush made it clear yesterday he’s looking for a diplomatic solution to Iran’s threats to the World in regards to Nuclear Weapons development, that’s certainly an ideal worthy of pursuit. His candor is appreciated nonetheless.
There are many for whom the President’s assurances are cause for revile. Clearly anyone who harbors ill will towards Israel is not pleased. Added to the masses are those that might say Israel should defend itself, perhaps they don’t share the moral convictions or values that common alliance is based on, or oppose the link between America and Israel because its a powerful testament to an ideology which counters their own.
Myself, I fall into another category. I’m confident Israel can defend itself, that being said the threat to Israel is shared by all of us. If you threaten Israel merely because it is Israel, that is a threat to every other real Democracy on Earth, a set of common shared values are being attacked. Further, the UN does not allow for openly threatening the existence of other recognized nations, the term reserved for that sort of thing is Genocide.
If you threaten the Jews merely because they are “Jews”, then that is a threat to every Christian, merely because they are “Christians”. It is also a threat to every Muslim, because they are “Muslim”, it is a threat to anyone who’s secular, they are not immune by the very nature of being secular. We either stand up for these values or we do not, the President has made it clear he intends to stand up.
He’s made it clear that there’s an ideology of hatred out there and it doesn’t differentiate between me and you because of our flags, or our religions. It comes in many shapes and sizes, attacks on different fronts.
The Ideology of hate is supposed to meet a united World front of opposition..
If the UN is suffering from cataracts as is normally the case, as a last line of defense the US has made clear in this particular form, on this battlefront the American Military will not pass up the call of duty if needed. That’s what an alliance is all about, knowing if you need an ally you have one. As for where the rest of the Western World stands, we shall soon find out.