Monday, August 25, 2003


For a while there I thought the administration might do something to inflame militant Islamist feelings of resentment and hatred. They sure fooled me:

The United States has asked Israel to check the possibility of pumping oil from Iraq to the oil refineries in Haifa. The request came in a telegram last week from a senior Pentagon official to a top Foreign Ministry official in Jerusalem.

The (Israeli) Prime Minister's Office, which views the pipeline to Haifa as a "bonus" the U.S. could give to Israel in return for its unequivocal support for the American-led campaign in Iraq, had asked the Americans for the official telegram.

Nope. I sure don't see how sending oil directly from Iraq to Israel could be used to recruit the next generation of terrorists. Nosirree.


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