Excerpt Of The Day: Bush On Israel & Iran

by John Hawkins | February 1, 2006 2:27 pm

President George W. Bush[1] vowed on Wednesday the United States would defend Israel militarily if needed against Iran and denounced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for “menacing talk” against Israel.

…”I am concerned about a person that, one, tries to rewrite the history of the Holocaust, and two, has made it clear that his intentions are to destroy Israel,” Bush said.

“Israel is a solid ally of the United States, we will rise to Israel’s defense if need be. So this kind of menacing talk is disturbing. It’s not only disturbing to the United States, it’s disturbing for other countries in the world as well,” he added.

Asked if he meant the United States would rise to Israel’s defense militarily, Bush said: “You bet, we’ll defend Israel.”

Tell ’em W!

  1. President George W. Bush: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2006-02-01T190045Z_01_WAT004764_RTRUKOC_0_US-IRAN-NUCLEAR-BUSH.xml&rpc=22

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