Thursday, July 16, 2009

American Pressure (1989)

American President George Bush Sr. pressures Israel  (1989) Dry Bones cartoon - .
Today's Golden Oldie is from 1989.

We're continuing to follow the twenty year-old story of a cold and aloof American President who thought that he'd dictate a Middle East settlement by pressuring Israel ...while saving the Arab governments from having to recognize the Jewish State, negotiate with it, and having to make "painful concessions for peace".

Back then it was George Bush Sr. squeezing Israeli Prime Minister Shamir. Now it's Barrack Obama squeezing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.

So those of us who thought that Obama was all about "change" are witnessing a tired repeat of the same old tactics of two decades ago.

And so it goes...

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