Wednesday, January 9, 2008


BDS has been the acronym that many, including me, have used to refer to "Bush Derangement Syndrome", that affliction of the Far (and not so Far) Left which caused those whom it affects to harbor an irrational and pathological hatred for President George W. Bush.

However, I think that it can be equally applied TO the President himself, if it is changed to mean "Bush Delusional Syndrome", which I would characterize as a naive and borderline insane belief that the Palestinians really want peace with Israel (I am sure that some do, but most? Many? Probably not.), and the leftist State Department view of the Middle East is correct (Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is a longtime sufferer from this chronic affliction). You see, President Bush is now in Israel, and he has already proclaimed that a peace deal can be achieved before he leaves office (does Hamas know about this?), and that the Israeli town expansions adjacent to Jerusalem "have to go": His prior pronouncements that they were fine have apparently been forgotten.

Statements like these are why I am of the belief that U.S.-Israeli relations are heading for their lowest ebb since the Bush 41 Presidency, and arguably since Eisenhower was in the White House.

1 comment:

The Contentious Centrist said...

It's more like CLMLS that Bush is suffering from: Clintonian Last Moment Legacy syndrome.

And I agree with you that U.S.-Israeli relations are heading for their lowest ebb. If Obama or clinton are elected, it will be more of the same, because nobody, but absolutely nobody, knows what to do about the Palestinians. And Americans are fed up with this never ending conflict. With all due respect, in the end, Americans may well go the way of Eurabia. We have seen glimpses of this apartheide policy at Annapolis.