Tonight, GWB will present one of his many reasons to go to war with Iraq. And I believe that this is the real
reason why GWB is itching for war with Iraq. It seems that by attacking Iraq, this would lead not only to
the democratization of the Middle East but also resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without pressuring
Israel to do anything.
This belief is based on a fantasy (as Time’s Joe Klein called it) that the right-wing in the US and Israel have
been having for a while:
“How Israel is Wrapped Up In Iraq”:
My favorite part is when the Jordanian monarchy collapses and the Palestians are forced to live on the East
Back so the Israelis can establish a greater Israel. And then Jesus comes back! Oh wait…that’s another
“Israel Sees War With Iraq As Path to Middle East Peace”:
OK, so before my family gets vaporized for this Christian Right/neocon/Likkudnik wet dream, please explain to me:
How is this fantasy supposed to be realized given that no one in the Arab world gives a shit about
Saddam and that pro-Palestinian sentiment exists and flourishes even in democracies?
Unless GWB has some insta-Democracy fairy dust, how is a war with Iraq more effective than say, putting
pressure on both Sharon and Arafat in the here and now?
Do you think that this fantasy will be realized? Why or why not?
Mr. Kline states that the war in Iraq will either result in the realization of this fantasy or more terrorism.
It seems that his opinion is that this war will only increase terrorism. Where would you place your bets?
- Does this fantasy smack of anti-Arab sentiment to you?