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February 09, 2003

Washington Post article: reinforcing an old-style cabal

Today [February 9, 2003], the Washington Post published an article entitled, Bush and Sharon Nearly Identical On Mideast Policy, authored by Robert G. Kaiser. Prima facia, the article describes the evolution of US-Israel relations since 9-11, but in fact, the article is a malicious attempt to discredit the Bush Middle East policy, by describe Bush as a puppet manoeuvred by Sharon.

To support my statement, suffice it to quote two passages from this article (comments in square brackets and bold font, added):

"The Likudniks are really in charge now," said a senior government official... [How does this differ from the standard, “the Jews control the world”?]

After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Sharon began immediately to argue that Israel and the United States were fighting the same enemy, international terrorism. Over the months that followed -- months marked by escalating violence in Israel and the West Bank -- Bush and Sharon grew closer, personally and politically. By the end of last year the two had met seven times and talked on many more occasions by telephone (with Sharon doing nearly all the talking, Israeli officials said). Said a senior official of the first Bush administration who is critical of this one: "Sharon played the president like a violin: 'I'm fighting your war, terrorism is terrorism,' and so on. Sharon did a masterful job." [How does this differ from “the shrewd Jews have once again tricked the naive non-Jews”?]
Mr Kaiser is truly insulting the people of the US by implying that Sharon can outsmart the President of the US and the brain trust behind him, to the detriment of US interests. And it would probably come to Mr Kaiser as a great surprise to learn that many who have never spoken to Sharon (like myself) and who have no connection with the “religious right” (again, like myself) also believe that Israel is fighting the war of all democracies against terror.

Mr Kaiser’s article continues the attempt to discredit a legitimate partnership among anti-terrorist countries by malicious innuendo. I’m sure there’ll be more to come from the minds who concoct articles a la Mr Kaiser’s.

Contributed by Joseph Alexander Norland. This piece is cross-posted on IsraPundit and Dawson Speaks.