Thursday, November 23, 2006
Okay, so invading Iraq hasn't been all that great an idea for the U.S. On the other hand, it was a pretty good deal for al-Qaeda (see next post "Played For a Fool") but it doesn't stop there. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is also tickled with how it worked out for his country.
In a speech to visiting American Jews, Olmert says the invasion of Iraq was just dandy from Israel's perspective:
"I stand with the president because I know that Iraq without Saddam Hussein is so much better for the security and safety of Israel, and all of the neighbors of Israel without any significance to us," added Olmert, who was speaking in English.
"Thank God for the power and the determination and leadership manifested by President Bush."
Of course, after the way the Lebanon fiasco turned out, it can't take much to please Olmert.
See, Bush has made everybody happy - except maybe for the Iraqis, and the Brits and, I suppose, the American people, and....
Oh gosh, I almost left out Iran and Syria. They're both pretty happy with the changes President Bush has brought to Iraq. Let's see, the winners are: Israel (supposedly), al-Qaeda (obviously), Syria (vicariously) and the Grand Prize Winner - Iran.