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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Get this scenario

As the Israel Defense Force was moving into Gaza to destroy tunnels used for smuggling weapons and explosives in from Egypt, they had to fight off terrorists who surrounded themselves with children. At the time, Pres. Bush was telling AIPAC members that "Israel has every right to defend itself" (see below.

The very next day -today- after reports of Palestinians killed and injured in Gaza, the President urged Israel to show restraint and "respect innocent life."

Now DEBKA is reporting that a U.S. helicopter strike has killed 20 to 40 Iraqis at wedding party (Iraqi sources say more than 40 victims, including 15 children and 10 women).

Meanwhile, it's Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, in Israel.

A crowd of Israelis waving flags march in Jerusalem
Wednesday May 19, 2004. Israelis celebrated the 37th
anniversary of Jerusalem Day, which marks the day of
the capture of East Jerusalem in the 1967 War.
(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)