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Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Disturbing Commentary by Lee Kaplan, DAFKA National Director

". . . the Arabs, like a pack of wolves, smell the blood. They can finally buy an American President. They found the formula."
President Bush has finally shown his true colors regarding Israel's security and survival. In the past, he allowed Colin Powell to be the "bad cop" in the media as the nails in Israel's coffin were being lined up. For domestic purposes, and to arouse support for the War On Iraq, the President allowed the media to present him as being detached yet sympathetic to Israel's survival. Yet all one had to do was see the signs: Bush fawning over Prince Abdullah at the Crawford, Texas ranch; Bush sending Abdullah to his own PR firm, Qorvis Communications, to spruce up the Saudis' "image" in the US after 9/11; and ,of course, let us not forget his personal intervention in allowing the Bin Laden family to flee the day after 9/11 without allowing the FBI to at least interview them. Twice he warned Sharon not to exile the mass murderer Arafat. His personal envoy, George Mitchell, cynically keeps talking of Arafat as the "democratically elected" leader of the Palestinians. Some democratically elected leader. Elected to a three year term he is now in office five years and his Palestinian opponents are murdered and lynched in the streets as collaborators.

President Bush and Colin Powell rub elbows all the time with Prince Bandar, the Saudi foreign representative in the US. Despite proof that Bandar's wife sent funding to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid the terrorists on 9/11, the President continued his personal relationship with the Saudis. He has never uttered one word of criticism for Saudi funding of Hamas and suicide bombers. And why should he? He never once criticized the Royal Family for funding those who murdered 3,000 people in New York on 9/11. If he won't make demands on the Saudi Royal Family over Americans murdered, why should he over Israeli murders?

So Bush's acquiesence to the Road Map, which is really the Saudi's peace proposal of last year, is really the result of an ultimatum by Prince Abdullah to stop doing any business with the United States. Bush and his National Security Council of Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell et al., simply have too much at stake after leaving office to offend the Saudi potentate. For those who follow contemporary history closely, the signs have always been there: Powell's speeches of Hizbollah being a "liberation", not terror movement, and his fawning over the Saudis and receiving kickbacks for other "speeches" were only the beginning of the pot of gold waiting after leaving office. Powell is Bandar's racquetball partner; imagine the world shaking foreign policy decisions in the lockerroom.

During his tenure as Speaker of the Assembly in California, the late Jess Unruh once said "money is the mother's milk of politics". Photographs of George W. Bush shaking hands with Sami Al-Arian at the White House during fundraisers, the easy access to the White House by CAIR and the American-Arab Anti-discrimiantion Committee (both Saudi front groups) show where that mother's milk is going to come from for George W. in the next election. 71% of Americans support Israel and oppose a Palestinian State run by terrorists. To Bush and his inner circle this is meaningless; he goes where the money is for reelection and beyond. Look for huge campaign contributions to his campaign from Arab "interest" groups next election. Although these groups will be run by Arab-Americans, the money will come from Riyadh. Condoleeze Rice predicts the Road Map will get Bush reelected and she may well be right. But not because it leads to peace for Israel, but rather it will please the Islamic-Facist Arab governments enough to fund his next election campaign.

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