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March 25, 2003

Bush sells out Israel

Why a Palestinian state now?

Joseph Farah at WND argues

Well, Iraq is almost free. When it is liberated, it will be the first free Arab state. So, what is the United States going to do?

President Bush wants to create another terrorist-totalitarian Arab state where none has ever existed before. It's called Palestine. That's the plan. Don't ask me why.

Apparently, before the United Nations Security Council fiasco, President Bush made a deal with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon not to push for the creation of Palestine until all the terrorist activity sponsored and supervised and approved and funded and directed and tolerated and promoted by Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority ceased.

It seemed like a reasonable deal, though, for the life of me, I can't think of any justification for the creation of yet another phony Arab state – particularly one that has no historical or cultural basis in reality. But that's me. And I digress.

The deal apparently got nixed when Bush got into trouble on the international diplomatic front. British Prime Minister Tony Blair was way out on a limb supporting Bush and America in what is, in England, a very unpopular war. Blair needed help. He needed a lifeline. He needed a bone to throw his people. He needed something to get the appeasers off his back. He asked for Palestine. And Bush gave it to him.

You can imagine the shockwaves this caused in Jerusalem. And plenty of people here in the United States are upset about it, too. Why? Because we are creating a future crisis. We are creating a future terrorist state. We are creating a future Iraq – but one a lot closer to ground zero, which is Israel.

President Bush says he's happy now that Yasser Arafat has named a new prime minister. Bush didn't want to have to deal with Arafat and his baggage, but he doesn't mind dealing with one of Arafat's hand-picked terrorist allies – one who hates America, denies the Holocaust ever happened and swears by the destruction of the Jewish state.

Today in the Palestinian Authority, this future state created by Bush and Blair, children are indoctrinated from the age of 2 to hate Jews. They are taught the highest calling is martyrdom. They are taught to fight the Israelis to the death. These schools, subsidized by U.S. taxpayer dollars and European euros, are little more than breeding grounds of future Saddam Husseins and Osama bin Ladens.

As 250,000 U.S. and British troops are fighting in Iraq, thousands of Palestinian Arabs holding pictures of Saddam Hussein poured out of mosques last week after their Friday prayers to protest the war and cheer their hero. They demanded that Hussein fire missiles on Israel.

Here is one of their chants: "Oh, beloved Saddam, we are ready to sacrifice our blood for you." Here's another beauty: "Our beloved Saddam, hit Tel Aviv." The demonstrators burned American and British flags and pictures of George Bush. Did you hear that, Mr. President?

At the same time, I reported in my G2 Bulletin this week that Hamas, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization chaired by Arafat, is actively recruiting terrorists around the world to fight U.S. forces in Iraq.

By the way, in 1991, Arafat sided with Saddam Hussein openly. He even traveled to Iraq to offer Hussein some of his fighting men. But Hussein didn't have much use for terrorists who run at the sight of soldiers and who only seem really good at killing women, children and old men. Hussein figured he had enough of those in his own army.

I hope all Americans will join me this week in urging President Bush to reconsider this sellout of freedom in the Mideast. While many Americans are eager to welcome Iraq into the world of free nations, we should not be eager to create another tyranny to replace it in the Arab world.