Bush gets A+ from Olmert
"I am very, very, very satisfied with the President’s comments."And why shouldn't he be?
Bush couldn't have been more obsequious than when he described Olmert's proposal to unilaterally annex large chunks of the West Bank as "bold and innovative," asking only that he make one last pro-forma effort at negotiations before implementing it.
Under the plan, the major Jewish settlement blocs on the West Bank where most of the 250,000 settlers live would become part of Israel, with most other settlements dismantled.And as if that wasn't enough, Bush reiterated his undying commitment to sacrifice American lives to protect Israel should it be attacked by Iran.
Bush may have gotten an A+ from Olmert, but he failed US yet again by signing on to a plan that is as illegal under International Law as it is unjust and by further committing American lives to defend Israeli policy.