A few months back, in a post entitled ‘Tails wagging dogs’ I showed how the American dog was wagged by the Israeli tail, which was in turn wagged by the religious/settler movement in Israel. Shocking new evidence of the scale of this subservience emerges in a report from the Jerusalem Post - supporters of the Israeli right-wing parties. The report relates to the UN ceasefire resolution partially drawn up by Condi Rice.
"Upon receiving word that the US was planning to vote in favor of the resolution - viewed by Israel as impractical and failing to address its security concerns - Olmert demanded to get Bush on the phone, and refused to back down after being told that the president was delivering a lecture in Philadelphia. "I said 'get President Bush on the phone.'
They tried and told me he was in the middle of a lecture in Philadelphia. I said 'I'm not interested, I need to speak to him now.' He got down from the podium, went out and took the phone call." America could not [Note the 'could not'] vote in favor of such a resolution, Olmert told Bush. Rice was forced by Bush to change her mind and abstained when votes were counted.
This is the same Bush who, when told that America was under attack on 9/11, took nearly ten minutes to respond. Obviously Israel’s needs are more important than America’s. There’s no greater example in the world of one country being totally subservient to another.
Oh wait! Britain’s subservience to the US would probably qualify.
Don't know about you, but I find this situation creepy. And as I said in an even earlier post, (The threat to American Jews) Jews in America could invite European-style anti-Semitism by overplaying their hands, especially in the light of their roles in the Iraq fiasco and the financial melt-down.