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Monday, May 30, 2005

Those Whacky Neocons

From a recent speech to AIPAC, Israel's lobbying group in Washington which has apparently been spying on the US:
Any progress on the Roadmap for Peace must be based on real change on the ground, as evidenced by the establishment of an accountable, and reconstituted Palestinian security force that prevents terrorism, not promotes it.

Fortunately, Palestinian Authority President Abbas is no Yasir Arafat. He has condemned terrorism in Arabic, stating that it prolongs the day that the Palestinian goal of statehood can be achieved, and, at least as significant, stating that terrorism is immoral. He has begun to restructure the security services. All that is commendable.

But he has not removed Arafat's corrupt cronies from positions of power, nor has he moved to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure. That is, I am sorry to say, cause for concern. President Abbas has said his goal is to establish the rule of law, but he has done nowhere near enough to realize that vision...
There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. This is absolute nonsense. In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been: it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.

The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran. For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology.
The people of Israel long for peace and are willing to make the sacrifices to achieve it. We hope that peace and security come soon - and that this moment of opportunity is not lost. As Israel continues to take risks for peace, she will have no friend more steadfast that the United States.

In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.'

The United States will stand with Israel now and forever. Now and forever.
So which neocon whack-job said all this Sharon's-giant-butt-kissing BS? John Bolton? Paul Wolfowitz?

Nope. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Tel Aviv).

If you think at least the Democrats have learned a lesson from Iraq and will be an opposition party when it comes to war with Iran, read those sentences about Iran again and weep.

If the AIPAC spying charges are true, Pelosi should have felt particularly at home at AIPAC. She herself is a mole. Liberals cheered when this supposedly liberal woman from California took over as minority leader in 2002. But the chads on that selection hadn't stopped hanging before she was selling out, vowing to support the president in advance for an illegal, unilateral invasion of Iraq, and then saluting the president "for the goal of removing weapons of mass destruction" when it was becoming clear that there weren't any WMD's to be found. Just last week, Pelosi refused to join fellow Californian Lynne Woolsey in trying to get aWol to make a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.

Things have changed in recent months. Last year, we had no opposition parties. Now that the majority of Americans are opposed to the war in Iraq, we have TWO opposition parties, with both Repugs and Dumbos opposing the American public.