Blaming Bush for Gaza

As Gaza collapsed into Hamastan last week, the New York Times wrote that "Washington is facing a shrinking menu of alternatives."  The Times quoted one of the most prominent peace processors of the Clinton Administration:"We have limited options, and most of them are bad," said Martin S. Indyk, the former United States ambassador to Israel.  America's options are limited in part because its role has been limited, with the Bush administration pursuing what for the most part has been a hands-off policy toward the Palestinians. Hands-off policy?  After the Palestinians rejected a state on 100% of Gaza and 97% of the West Bank, with a capitol in Jerusalem, and commenced a barbaric war against Israeli civilians, Bush nevertheless did all of the following: (1) became the first American president to officially support a Palestinian state,(2) gave a major policy address outlining a new process to achieve it, notwithstanding the collapse of the Oslo process,...(Read Full Article)

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