January 11, 2008, - 4:20 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
President Bush cares a lot about dead Jews. The lives ones, not so much.
It’s long been the domain of the left and something I’ve written about a lot on this site: They love to hate the Holocaust and remember its victims. But when it comes to today’s Nazis and their Jewish victims–the only ones whose lives are yet to snuff out–they side with the murderers of Islamofascism.
Now, President Bush has adopted this tack of the left for his repertoire.
Today, Bush visited the Israel national Holocaust museum, known as “Yad VaShem“ ["A Hand and a Name"]. It was all about symbolism–he donned a yarmulke and lit a memorial candle. And he declared that America should have bombed Auschwitz.
He’s right. America should have bombed the train tracks to Auschwitz. This would have ended the Holocaust earlier and saved hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of Jewish–and non-Jewish–lives, the victims of Hitler’s mad plan. But there was no Monica to testify at a grand jury hearing that day or anything of the sort. Still, America entered the war after Pearl Harbor and eventually liberated many thousands of Jews and other concentration camp inmates.
But it is too late for that. What it is not too late for is to help save the lives of a few million Jews and a few hundred thousand Christians living in the area from the current Nazis who plague them from all around.
Instead of visiting memorabilia of dead Jews who died over six decades ago, Bush should have visited Sderot, the city near Israel’s Western border. A visit to Sderot, where Israeli Jews from poor working class families who escaped persecution in Arabic countries are being shelled by missiles from HAMAS on a daily basis, would have been meaningful. That would have been the trip made by a counter-terror President, not one who enables terror. The torn-apart lives of the Sderot residents is a direct result of the Gaza pull-out, a Bush and Condi manufactured production. The missiles are coming from within Gaza. And the people there are so poor, they can’t afford to move. They simply don’t have a ranch in Crawford or a camp in Maryland to escape to.
Or he could have visited Christians in Nazareth and elsewhere near the Gallilee, where Muslims are building–with his ally Olmert’s permission–on top of Jesus’ boyhood home and other holy Christian sites, and from where Christians are fast emigrating to the U.S. due to Muslim persecution.
But nu-uh. Bush is having none of that. He wouldn’t visit these places. Instead, he was at Yad VaShem and later he met with the paymaster of the Munich Olympic Massacre, otherwise known as Mahmoud Abbas.
Bush spoke using the lingua franca of Islamo-empowerment. He talked of “occupation” of “Arab land.” It’s as if he was running for secretary at the November 29, 1964 meeting of the P.L.O. But he wasn’t. He was running for the 2008 Nobel. So sad for him that he’s the only one who doesn’t know he won’t get it. Even sadder for the residents of Israel and elsewhere, for whom Bush’s capitulation is fatal and not just mere rhetoric a year before the permanent spa vacation in Crawford.
He set in stone his apartheid policy for another nation whose sovereignty he thinks is his like a White House mistress. Bill had Monica, and now Bush has the lives of innocent Israelis to soil.
The message is loud and clear: Bush doesn’t really care about live Christians and Jews, just the dead ones. Victims of the Third Reich Nazis? Let’s shed a tear. Victims of the Islamofascist Nazis. Let’s side with the religion of homicide bombers.
So, whenever you hear anyone–assorted leftists and now Bush and his chickie, Condi Clueless–sobbing crocodile tears over the ashes of Auschwitz’s victims, ask them why they now sign the decree for a return to the ovens. And worse.
Take off your yarmulke, Mr. President. And do something meaningful. Otherwise, in 60 years, another American President will be donning a kefiyeh visiting the dictator of greater Palestine, sniffing yet more ashes of the Jews who live today. And the Holocaust museum will long since have been transformed into a mosque. Not even a memory. Ditto for the Church of the Nativity that you also visited, while Christians flee the region in droves thanks to your “democracy” in action.
Dead Jews–a museum exhibit to fawn and cry over. Live ones–let them eat falafel.
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