Olmert draws fire in U.S. over praise of Iraq war (Aluf Benn and Shmuel Rosner, 11/14/06, Haaretz)

President George W. Bush, speaking after a meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, called Monday for the world to unite in isolating Iran until it “gives up its nuclear ambitions.” In addition, Olmert publicly praised the American operation in Iraq, which he said brought stability to the Middle East.

Politicians from the Democratic Party said they wanted to speak to Olmert about his comments on the Iraq war before responding publicly, but said they were uncomfortable with the comments. If Olmert planned his remarks and intended them to come out as they did, a Democratic official said, then they are not acceptable and can be seen as an attempt to influence the American political dispute.

Not acceptable? What are the going to do to him?


  1. Bob says:

    They will frown in his general direction.

    George Bush is the best friend of Israel to ever be President. Too bad non-Orthodox
    American Jews just don’t care much about Israel anymore.

  2. ic says:

    What are they going to do to him?

    How about stop funding or supporting Israel?
    The Republicans and Bush supported his anti-Hizbo move, but he lost.
    89% of American Jews voted for the Dems. A party where a Murtha and a Moran were known to be anti-Israel.
    His remarks can be used as an excuse for a more “nuanced” more “balanced” policy in the MidEast.
    Everyone knows what that means.

  3. jim hamlen says:

    The Dems throw a hissy fit everytime a foreign leader comes and talks about freedom.

    But when Arafat came to town, he slept in the White House and partied with Clinton.

    There’s your difference.

  4. Bob says:

    “How about stop funding or supporting Israel?” The point is that they would not do that.

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