Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Hillary on Israel, Lebanon and Gaza
Presumptive presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed a crowd of "thousands" at rally in support of Israel on Monday. Here are some of her entirely predictable words:
"I want us here in New York to imagine if extremist terrorists were launching rocket attacks across the Mexican or Canadian border, would we stand by or would we defend America against these attacks from extremists?...We will stand with Israel because Israel is standing up for American values as well as Israeli ones...America will support Israel in her efforts to send a message to Hamas, Hezbollah, to the Syrians, to the Iranians - to all who seek death and domination instead of life and freedom - that we will not permit this to happen and we will take whatever steps are necessary."
American values: to date, upwards of 200 Lebanese civilians killed, 12 Israeli civilians killed. Beirut's airport bombed, Lebanon's searoutes blockaded, highways and bridges bombed, Beirut's lighthouse destroyed. Electricity cut off in Beirut.
I participated in a demonstration on Saturday, calling on Hillary to come out for a quick withdrawal of US troops from Iraq; she is certainly showing her cred as a "peace" candidate. Hillary is also a big fan of Israel's apartheid wall.
Tags: Israel, Palestine, Hillary Clinton, Lebanon