It's one thing coming from a moonbat, it is quite another coming from the Secretary of State of The United States. How can one come to such a conclusion? Here we have an avowed Islamic enemy vowing to "wipe Israel off the map" (and America) and we ar not supposed to believe what we see and hear. If I've said it once, I'll say it until I am dead -- Bush threw in with the wrong faction.
Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bolton ........... the good guys. Men capable of sheparding this nation in what is undeniably the war of the worlds. Rice's denial is frightening and dangerous. DANGEROUS. But it goes hand and hand with her irrational belief in Abbas. Proof of the Einstein axiom about insanity -- the belief that doing the same thing over and over again will yield a different result.
Increasingly clear is the painful, cold reality that Israel is alone and Israel must act alone if she has any hope of surviving. Iran 'could enrich on mass scale in months' (so says nuclear enabler El Baradei)
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday rejected any comparison between the international community's handling of Iran's nuclear program and its policy of appeasement toward Nazi Germany in 1938.
"I am fond of historical analogies, but not that fond," Rice told
Haaretz in an interview, responding to a question about the analogy frequently
cited by opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
However, she did lambaste Iran's behavior. "We clearly face a country that is pursuing policies in an assertive way that are contrary to the interests of the United States and are contrary to the interests of all people who want a peaceful Middle East," she said.
In the interview, Rice said Israel's relationship with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas should remain intact, as he is committed to the conditions set forth by the Quartet of Middle East mediators.
More insanity. Here are some money quotes but read the whole thing here at Haaretz;
Steps to contain Iran
Referring to Iranian moves she said were contrary to a peaceful Mideast, Rice said "We are seeing [this] in Iraq, where the Iranians continue to support destabilizing activities, including the transfer of technologies that are killing our soldiers. We see it in Lebanon; we see it in the Palestinian territories. Unfortunately, Syria has decided to be Iran's sidecar in all of these activities ... [And] of course, the Iranians are seeking nuclear technologies that could lead to a nuclear weapon. This, with a president in Iran who says things that should never be said by the president of any nation, that 'Israel should be wiped off the face of the map.'"
But but it's not 1938 right? Of course she's right. Now the fascists have nukes. Asshat.
Rice detailed the steps that Washington has taken to contain Iran, including securing the unanimous passage of a UN Security Council resolution on sanctions, which "was a shock, I think, to the Iranians," sending an additional aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, and initiating various activities that target Iran's banking system and foreign investment in Iran.
Oh yeah, the mullahs are quaking in their boots at the thought of the UN springing into action.
Can we Israelis rest assured that it is not 1938?
Rice: "I can't speak to that historical analogy, but I can tell you that the one thing that we do know is that when the international community does not come together early to address aggressive behavior, that it never turns out well, and that's why it is important to address Iranian behavior now, not later."
"It is a complicated time, but as I said last night [Saturday], if I waited for an uncomplicated time in the Middle East, I am not sure I would ever get on an airplane," she said. "Even in this complicated time, it is important to deal with those Palestinians who do accept" the Quartet's conditions. Abbas, she noted, "not only accepts them, he just reiterated them a couple of days ago, and I think it is a good time to reiterate that that relationship is going to remain intact."
"I think and fully understand that the desire to have peace among Palestinians, so that you didn't have innocent Palestinians being killed, was very important. But let's wait and see what happens with this government.
We don't want any tooth fairies killed either.
"I am not going to ask anyone to run when we really need to walk for a while, because, as I said, I think if we ask everybody to run somebody is going to fall down. So let's just take this one step at a time. The road map has all of the issues that need to be resolved before a Palestinian state can be established.
Give 'em a state!
Rice said it was important for each side to reaffirm its commitment to existing agreements such as the Sharm el-Sheikh cease-fire agreement and the Rafah agreement on border crossings, "and it is important to begin to scratch the surface of how we would move forward toward a Palestinian state by talking about a political horizon."
The Palis have never honored an agreement. Hudna baby hudna.
QUESTION: Is there a carrot ... here for Hamas? If they accept the Quartet principles, will you take them off the list of terrorist groups?
The issue of how we deal with terrorists is long and in fact a statutory process in the United States. But clearly, a Palestinian government, no matter who is in it, that accepts the Quartet principles and says, 'We will recognize the right of Israel to exist, we will renounce violence, we will accept all international agreements,' and then acts on those principles, is going to be a government that the United States, and I think the international community, is going to want to take a very hard look at supporting. But those principles are foundational for peace."
Only Rice could use the word peace and Iranian proxy Hamas in the same sentence. She knows damn well Hamas does not and has said repeatedly will not recognize the right of Israel to exist. The exist to to destroy Israel.
Many Israeli politicians and officials are saying that it is all your fault by imposing [Hamas's participation in last year's Palestinian] election on Israel ... If Hamas would not have participated, all these complications and problems would not be there.
"I don't regret for a moment giving the Palestinian people or supporting the Palestinian people in making an electoral choice. But with electoral choice comes responsibility, and what we have been saying since the day that the elections took place is that election is one thing and it was free and fair and we acknowledge that. But the responsibility then is to have a government that can actually govern, a government that can be responsive to the needs of the Palestinian people. And those needs are going to be best met in a two-state solution. And to have a two-state solution you simply must recognize the right of the other party to exist."
[...] The Palestinian people, I think like the Israeli people, recognize that a normal life would be a life in which there are two states living side by side in freedom and in peace. I am convinced that the great majority of Palestinians, the great majority of Israelis want exactly that.
I think the Palestinians are NOTHING LIKE THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL. NOTHING. Their idea of normal does not even remotely reflect what civlized people consider normal. Rice ought to take a much needed long rest. She is out of her league and wrong. Wrong wrong. wrong wrong.