Israel dictates US foreign policy?

Just wanted to point out what has been obvious, if not spoken outright, is now blatantly confessed to, at least on the Israeli side, and accepted without a problem.  Don’t we in the US get upset if we hear that another country dictates our policy?  Aren’t we the ones who don’t like to be told what to do?  Aren’t we the most powerful nation on the earth?  Then what are we doing taking orders from the Prime Minister of Israel?  The article from the New York Times today is extremely revealing as to how our relationship sometimes works with Israel.  Rice was going to vote for the ceasefire she’d helped to craft at the UN.  Olmert calls Bush and interupts his speech and Bush calls Rice and suddenly Rice has to abstain from voting.  There you have it. 

In an unusually public rebuke, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel said Monday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had been forced to abstain from a United Nations resolution on Gaza that she helped draft, after Mr. Olmert placed a phone call to President Bush.

“I said, ‘Get me President Bush on the phone,’ ” Mr. Olmert said in a speech in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, according to The Associated Press. “They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I didn’t care: ‘I need to talk to him now,’ ” Mr. Olmert continued. “He got off the podium and spoke to me.”

Israel opposed the resolution, which called for a halt to the fighting in Gaza, because the government said it did not provide for Israel’s security. It passed 14 to 0, with the United States abstaining.

Mr. Olmert claimed that once he made his case to Mr. Bush, the president called Ms. Rice and told her to abstain. “She was left pretty embarrassed,” Mr. Olmert said, according to The A.P.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/13/washington/13olmert.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

Where’s the outrage?

Bonus question:

Why is it that the only thing that Norm Coleman and Al Franken can agree on is their support for Zionist murders?

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/01/franken_and_coleman_publicly_come_together_on_isra.php

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5 Responses to “Israel dictates US foreign policy?”


  1. 1 smellytourist January 13, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Seems to me a lot of libs want us to sit at the feet of the French president, and glean from his knowledge.

    Truth is, the US recently rejected an Israeli request to fly over Iraq and bomb Iran. Imagine if we’d let that happen.

    My take on Hamas-
    http://smellytourist.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/fact-hamas-is-a-bunch-of-cute-little-kids/

    http://www.smellytourist.wordpress.com

  2. 2 theradicalmormon January 13, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Yes, I know of that story. I suppose that the alternative would have been too disastrous to the powers that truly rule this nation and thus the refusal. However, to the point that Israel is able to dictate our foreign policy, it does. From AIPAC writing Senate resolutions supporting the Israeli massacre of Lebanon 2 summers ago, to the coverup of the Israeli murders of the crewmen of the USS Liberty in 1967… Israel has way too much influence over our government.

  3. 3 café paris January 13, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Peace between israel and gaza ! The Peace can win !

  4. 4 gary courtney January 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    It couldn’t get much more blatant than that. There is Olmert boasting that his actions have “shamed” the US Secretary of State, and further boasting that Bush was interrupted in a meeting to take his call.

    One day America might become a sovereign state again, but in the meantime it is the US populace that has bee “shamed” for allowing themselves to be dictated to by a tin-pot little state that appears hell-bent on stealing the last of the Palestinians’ paltry remaining scrap of land.

    Shame on America!

  5. 5 theradicalmormon January 13, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Amen.


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