We’re In A War Against Terrorism And We’re Actually Helping To Fund The Other Side

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First off, from the 9th of this month,

A leader of Mahmoud Abbas’s US-backed Fatah party has come out in support of the terrorist war being fought against US and British forces in Iraq. PA text books for school children also push attacks on American and British forces

Mahmoud Ismail, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, expressed his support for the war on the US during an interview on official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV, which is under the control of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The clip was recorded and translated by Palestinian Media Watch, which monitors incitement on PA television.

Ismail further defined the US -Britain alliance fighting in Iraq as the Arab Nation’s “enemies, the imperialists,” and justified the “right to struggle and to resistance [euphemism for terror -PMW] in all possible ways in all the occupied lands.” Those occupied lands, he said, include “Palestine” and Iraq.

Now, from March 5th of this month,

Top members of the U.S. House of Representatives are trying to stop a transfer of funds to the Palestinian Authority.

U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), chairwoman of the House’s powerful foreign operations subcommittee, wrote Tuesday to the U.S. Agency for International Development, which administers assistance to the Palestinians, asking it to stop the transfer of $150 million to the Palestinian Authority until it provides certification that the Palestinian Authority has implemented transparency measures.

…President Bush last week ordered U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to waive congressional restrictions on the $150 million. Congress had approved the money last year, but on the condition that Rice be able to certify that she had written guarantees from the Palestinian Authority that a single authority controlled the money. P.A. Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has said that such an authority is in place.

Such transfers are otherwise banned under legislation passed in recent years by the U.S. Congress because of fears the money could end up in the hands of terrorists. Most of the more than $500 million Bush has pledged to the Palestinians will be funneled through third parties under strict oversight, as Congress has mandated.

In the case of the $150 million, Bush contends that the Palestinian Authority needs the money to leverage critical loans at a time that it is confronting extremists and negotiating peace with Israel.

It’s bad enough that we’re giving these savages any money at all given that we can be sure that at least some of it will end up being used to fund terrorism against Israel, but George Bush is actually fighting Congress to give money to terrorists who are inciting violence against us.

In other words, we’re in a war against terrorism and we’re actually helping to fund the other side. No wonder people have lost confidence in George Bush’s ability to fight the war on terrorism.

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