March 10, 2008, - 11:53 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember the U.S. policy of not negotiating with terrorists? Throw that out the window, because the Bush Administration just did.
HAMAS and Islamic Jihad leaders traveled to Egypt, last week, to meet and confer with Egyptian intelligence officials. And guess who just happend to be there also? Condi Clueless’ hand-picked Assistant Secretary of State David Welch. The fish rots from the head first. And the head is George W. Bush, with the next notch being Condoleezza Rice. If John McCain picks her as Veep, he will lose my vote (and I will vote Libertarian). This is nauseating beyond belief:
Egypt, backed by the United States, is exploring a truce between Israel and Hamas that would stop rocket fire on Israel in exchange for an end to Israeli attacks on militants and the resumption of trade and travel from Gaza. Border crossings have been closed since Hamas seized control of the coastal strip in June.
Militants from Hamas and Islamic Jihad traveled from Gaza to the northern Egyptian city of el-Arish on Thursday to confer with senior Egyptian intelligence officials on a truce. Assistant Secretary of State David Welch also was in Egypt.
The diplomacy appeared to reflect a growing understanding that a peace deal will not be possible as long as Hamas is in control of Gaza and refusing to recognize Israel.
Substitute the word Islam for HAMAS, and the same holds true. The fact that any U.S. official would meet with HAMAS and Islamic Jihad–and we know this isn’t the first time, just the first time it’s been acknowledged publicly–is just the latest slip down the slope.
You’re either on America’s side, or the terrorists’ . . . and the Bush Administration’s side.
You give 8 lives (and countless others beforehand), Condi Clueless takes a mile.
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