Saturday, June 13, 2009
Terms of Our Surrender: The Best Defence Is Give Up?
An Obama administration plan to train Palestinian forces and deploy them in the West Bank will receive its requested funding, Congress was expected to decide Thursday as Israeli officials said that the US had formulated a two-year plan to train a total of 10 battalions.
According to the decision, the 2009 fiscal year Supplemental Appropriations Bill will include $109 million for projects directed by the United States Security Coordination in Israel Lt.-Gen. Keith Dayton. Congress is also currently evaluating an administration request to receive an additional $100m. to continue and expand the training in 2010. (The Jerusalem Post)
One year after declaring - as a presidential candidate - that an Iranian attack on Israel would be regarded as an attack on the US, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this week revealed that this was certainly not the policy of the Obama administration.
While the Iranians could expect 'retaliation,' America was not committing itself to come to Israel's defense.
Clinton's readiness to publicly back her country off from a position she said she would hold were she president is in line with the recently-revealed shift in America's alliances in the Middle East.
In a major foreign policy speech delivered in Cairo last week, President Barack Obama came out strongly in support of historically-illegitimate Arab aspirations, while effectively undermining the legitimacy of Israel's claims and rights.
Israelis have reacted to the betrayal with shock and disbelief.
THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT TO NYTIMES ON APRIL 26, 2009
by Lou Pritchett
Dear President Obama,
During the first 100 days of your administration you have done more to damage the United States standing in the world then any other American president in history. Given this unusual anti-American behavior, I feel compelled to challenge you as follows------
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU travel the world siding with and apologizing to every second rate critic of America you can find?
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU take a world wide apology tour as America?s greatest critic in order to gain personal popularity overseas?
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU conclude diplomacy consists of apologizing for America and calling America arrogant?
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU make public the CIA interrogation memos?
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU take dangerous revenge on the Bush administration for using interrogation techniques the Congress was aware of?
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU refuse to replace the decaying warheads in our nuclear arsenal while Russia rebuilds hers and China expands hers?
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU respond to North Korea?s and Iran?s building of nuclear weapons and missiles by terminating our missile defense system?
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU say you will reduce our ground forces when they already have proven too small?
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU cut off the production of modern military warplanes and reduce the size of our navy while China goes full speed ahead?
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU apologize for President Truman?s decision to drop the atomic bombs that ended World War II and for President Kennedy helping Cuban freedom fighters in their Bay of Pigs? attempt to retake their homeland?
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON WHEN YOU ignore what America has freely given in blood and treasure for the free world in World War I and World War II and the Cold War?
You truly scare me.
Lou Pritchett (http://www.loupritchett.com/)
IS THIS REALLY THE DIRECTION AMERICA HAS CHOSEN, TO BOW TO THE WILL OF OUR ENEMIES WHO WILL STILL WANT US DEAD IN THE END???