Who remembers the scene in "The Fiddler on the Roof" when the rabbi was asked, "Rabbi, is there a blessing for the Tsar?" And the rabbi responded...
"Yes. May the Almighty bless and keep the Tsar,...far away from us."
Well, this is the perfect model for what I believe to be the most appropriate blessing for U. S. President Bush.
Unlike the Divine words Moshe Rabbenu heard emanating from a burning bush, not consumed, President Bush is burning (click here for photo) because his pants are on fire,...as in "Liar, Liar."
President Bush received praise from "right-wing" Members of the Kenesseth [MK] for his address to that body on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Rabbi MK Me'ir Porush (UTJ/Agudas Yisroel) is engaging in settlement activity,...sort of.... Huh?
But, I digress....
The President's words which caught my attention in particular were these:
"...Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. ...We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."
So, why does the president continue to encourage us to talk with Fatah? Has he seen "Palestinian" educational television lately? Can he really be that stupid to confuse Fatah with Hamas, Hizbollah, and Al-Qaeda?
I don't think so.
It's about oil. It's about money. It's about being handed a particular "map" by the Saudis.
No, I'm not saying that the [Arab terrorist-loving] American leftist got it right. They got it only partly right,...and probably by accident at that.
President Bush himself talked about the U. S. being addicted to oil, and how "we have to get off of oil."
No, he's not that stupid.
The only question is if he's doing this because he believes it's the right thing to do to protect the interests of the U. S.? Or is this "Bible-believing Christian" conveniently dismissing Biblical recommendations against doing nasty things to Jews, and putting their lives in jeopardy, for the sake of less noble goals?
You be the judge, as he talks out of the other side of his mouth.
Bush: 'My Heart Breaks' over Arabs' Situation
(IsraelNN.com) After leaving Israel Friday, U.S. President George W. Bush met Saturday with Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas – and promised him that there would be an Arabs state in areas controlled the PA by the end of 2008, if he had anything to say about it. "It breaks my heart to see the vast potential of the Palestinian people, really, wasted," Bush said. Such a state “would be an opportunity to end the suffering that takes place in the Palestinian territories," he told Abbas. (Read more...)
The only conclusion is that at the very least, he is misleading both Israelis and the Americans who support us.
"Mr. President, may the Almighty bless and keep you [and your plotting and planning]...very far away from us!"
Cross-posted on Stop Raping Israel and the B'nei Elim Blog