I’m not sure where to go with Bush’s statement about the dangers of appeasement in the Israeli Knesset. I’m surprised that President Bush didn’t get booed.
Wasn’t it the Bush administration that pushed Israel into a fight with Hezbollah? Using the same logic that got us bogged down in Iraq, the Bush administration pushed and prodded Israel into attacking Hezbollah in Lebanon. In my opinion, it was Israel’s worst defeat in its history. So, why didn’t the Knesset give Bush the Bronx cheer that he deserved? Maybe they were just too polite.
On the other hand, could Bush be deflecting attention from Senator John McCain and his lack of thoughtful foreign policy? McCain has had about as many positions as you can on Iraq. Bush has had only one- one bad position, but only one.
Keith Olbermann and Rachael Maddow tackle this issue.