Saturday, October 16

BUSH WRAPPED AROUND ARIEL SHARON'S LITTLE FINGER


Compare these two anecdotes about Bush's attitude towards Sharon. The first is from remarks by Brent Scowcroft:

Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to President George H.W. Bush, was highly critical of the current president's handling of foreign policy in an interview published this week, saying that the current President Bush is "mesmerized" by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, that Iraq is a "failing venture" and that the administration's unilateralist approach has harmed relations between Europe and the United States..."Sharon just has him wrapped around his little finger," Scowcroft told the Financial Times. "I think the president is mesmerized."

The second is from Ron Suskind's profile of Bush in Sunday's NYTimes Magazine:

As I reported in ''The Price of Loyalty,'' at the Bush administration's first National Security Council meeting, Bush asked if anyone had ever met Ariel Sharon. Some were uncertain if it was a joke. It wasn't: Bush launched into a riff about briefly meeting Sharon two years before, how he wouldn't ''go by past reputations when it comes to Sharon. . . . I'm going to take him at face value,'' and how the United States should pull out of the Arab-Israeli conflict because ''I don't see much we can do over there at this point.'' Colin Powell, for one, seemed startled. This would reverse 30 years of policy -- since the Nixon administration -- of American engagement. Such a move would unleash Sharon, Powell countered, and tear the delicate fabric of the Mideast in ways that might be irreparable. Bush brushed aside Powell's concerns impatiently. ''Sometimes a show of force by one side can really clarify things.''

Two on-the-record sources confirm: Bush is in Sharon's pocket. So much for the roadmap to peace.

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