U.S. Should Urge Israel to Eradicate the Threat from the Palestinians
By Yaron Brook
After yesterday's horrific suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, President Bush's statement that "all parties . . . must be mindful of whatever actions they take and mindful of the consequences," is a moral equivocation between Palestinian violence and Israel's attempts at self-defense and is a moral travesty. Bush, while claiming to support Israel, is actually an obstacle to its ability to defend itself.
If the United States were serious about its support of Israel and committed to winning its own war with Islamic terrorists, it would be urging Israel to do whatever is necessary to eradicate the threat from the Palestinians. Only a commitment by Israel to victory over the Palestinians and by the United States to victory over Islamic totalitarianism will end the terrorist attacks. Indeed, to the extent Israel acts in a restrained manner, as Bush urges, the blood of future victims will be on his and Israeli leaders' hands.