AFP: Candidates “March in Lockstep” Supporting Israel
Here’s an article from the French news service Agence France Presse that inadvertently reveals their sick world view: The missing Middle East: Bush, Kerry sidestep Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
As violence continues to rage and Bush’s once-vaunted “roadmap” for peace flounders amid a sea of mutual Israeli-Palestinian recriminations, the candidates have refused to address the matter beyond platitudes, analysts say.
Sympathy for terrorists shows through once again, as the failure of the “road map” is blamed equally on Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. The truth is that Israel’s actions to fulfill their obligations under the first step of the road map were met by the Palestinians with nothing but murder and terrorism. The Palestinians’ first obligation was to take action against the terror gangs; they tried to deceive the world by whitewashing some Hamas graffiti.
Indeed, in the days since the first debate, the candidates have marched in lockstep supporting Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and denouncing what they say is Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s failed leadership.
“Marched in lockstep supporting Sharon?” Wow. This is identical to the sort of language and rhetoric you’ll find at hard-core antisemitic sites. Good work, AFP.