President Bush gave a speech this morning at a Wahhabist mosque called the Islamic Center of Washington DC. I listened to most of it on C-Span streaming video, and it was about what you’d expect, a mixture of boilerplate and outreach and platitudes and dhimmitude. It was too dispiriting to write much about.
However — one of the things he mentioned was a future “democratic Palestine, living side-by-side with Israel in peace”.
What planet is he living on? What has he been smoking?
The only democracy that will ever come to “Palestine” is the democracy of AK-47s and homemade bombs.
The only peace that “Palestine” will ever allow Israel is the peace of the grave.
President Bush is either being stupid, or cynical, or is saying something he knows is not true for reasons of statecraft that are too arcane and subtle for an ignorant boob like me to understand.