FM: John Whitbeck
Transmitted today is a letter to to the editor which was published in
today's International Herald Tribune.
*International Herald Tribune* <http://www.iht.com>* *
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2006
Israel and America
This week President George W. Bush made the following statement after a
speech defending his war against Iraq: "The threat from Iran is, of
course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel .... I
made it clear, and I'll make it clear again, that we will use military
might to protect our ally Israel." ("Bush admits setbacks in Iraq,"
There you have it - complete with the words "of course" for anyone who
hadn't already figured it out.
As with Iraq, no American interests are involved, only Israeli interests.
Will any American political or opinion leader dare to suggest publicly
that, in America, American interests should take priority over Israeli
Time for a second American declaration of independence?
*John V. Whitbeck, Jidda*