June 13, 2006, - 4:25 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
That giant sucking sound is getting really annoying.
In our never-ending campaign to suck up and pander to those who hate us, Laura Bush announced yesterday that she will team up with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to help spread awareness and research about breast cancer. The move is designed to reach out to the countries’ women.
But there is a country in the Middle East that is a world leader in cancer research, treatment, and technology. That country, Israel, is a world leader in the breast cancer fight. Unfortunately, it is also a country that is boycotted by both Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Though Israel has allowed many patients from Islamic countries into Israel, Israeli doctors are not allowed into Saudi Arabia or the UAE. No Israeli citizens are nor any Jews. Israeli products, including cancer medicines developed and manufactured in Israel or by Israeli companies, are NOT allowed in. Nor are they allowed to be purchased. It’s part of the official Arab boycott of Israel that is ongoing.
On this site, we’ve reported on the travel apartheid, tennis apartheid, and even thoroughbred horse-racing apartheid against Jews practiced by these countries in compliance with the Arab boycott. So why does Mrs. Bush condone this? And why is she speaking on breast cancer issues in countries that deny their citizens the benefits of important life-saving treatments and medical professionals, merely because both emanate from a Jewish state? In Saudi Arabia, women can’t even drive themselves to the doctor for a breast exam/mammogram. They’re not allowed to drive. Period. In both Islamic countries, women can’t get divorces and they are killed in honor killings, something that is far more preventable than breast cancer.
But Mrs. Bush is glossing over all of that with the broad stroke of the PC cause of breast cancer. She can wear all the pink ribbons she wants. But speaking out on breast cancer in countries which have far deeper cancers that inspire deliberate murder around the world–not to mention, the murder of their own women, is like putting lipstick on a pig. And being laughed at by all the pigs in the poke, while you keep falling over in their slop.
Shame on you, Mrs. Bush.
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