israli power

LETTER (January 16 2009): It's ironic that the leader of the most powerful country in the world has to bend over backward to appease the prime minister of a state which is heavily dependent upon it. The prime minister of Israel simply said, "Get me President Bush on the phone." When told that the US president was in the middle of giving a speech, he said, "I don't care. I need to talk to him now." Bush suspended his speech and attended to the call.

The Israeli PM told him, "The US should not vote in favour of the resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza." Poor Bush immediately called Condoleezza Rice and told her to abstain from voting for a resolution which she herself had drafted. If there's a lesson in all this, it is that, as Mohammed Mahathir of Malaysia said, "The Jews are powerful because they use their minds."

Shakir Lakhani

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