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Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Double standard in responses to attacks

Arutz Sheva quotes Rantisi speaking from his hospital bed today, as saying that George Bush is "the biggest terrorist of all" for encouraging Sharon. Bush's spokesman, on the other hand, turned the other cheek and criticized Israel.

He said that Bush is "deeply concerned" by the attack, feels that it "undermines the Palestinians' ability to fight terrorism," and "does not improve Israel's security." (Blah blah blah)

"Of course Israel has the right to defend itself," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said, but (there's always a "but") it must be "consistent with broader objectives" such as implementing the Road Map.

(You might remember that) President Bush was fairly tolerant of the Hamas murderous attack on four Israeli soldiers on Sunday, dismissing it as the work of "Palestinian extremists."