By Khalid Amayreh
May 20th, 2008
George W. Bush is well known for his low intellectuality
and clarion ignorance of the world. To mask these serious
flaws and shortcomings, he routinely adopts a discourse
based on mendacity and dishonesty.
And while it is premature to pass a final judgment on the
man, it is probably safe to conclude by now that he has
already brought an irremediable disaster upon the United
States and the rest of the world.
A few years ago, the ruthless ignoramus of the White House
invaded, occupied and destroyed two sovereign countries,
and killed or caused the death of over a million innocent
people, all under the flimsy pretexts of fighting terror.
Bush even had the temerity to claim that “God told me to do
Last week, human decency was once again affronted by Bush’s
diatribe at the Israeli parliament, the Knesset. There he
bestowed all the epithets of glory upon a state that
practices mass murder, ethnic cleansing and land theft, a
state whose very existence was, is and will always be a
colossal crime against humanity.
While contemptuously ignoring the Palestinian Nakba, the
catastrophe of an innocent people that had to be cruelly
uprooted from its ancestral homeland in order to compensate
Ashkenazi Jews for the holocaust, George Bush heaped lavish
praise on Israel, a state run by an essentially criminal
elite of warmongers and war criminals ever since its
violent birth sixty years ago.
Bush began his ranting by pointing out how the “Jewish
people endured the agony of the pogroms, the tragedy of the
Great War, and the horrors of the Holocaust,” as if Jewish
victimhood, however genuine it may be, gave Zionism the
right to commit genocide and ethnic cleaning against
Bush quoted what Elie Wiesel called “the Kingdom of the
night” where “soulless men took away lives and broke apart
families, adding, “yet they couldn’t take away the spirit
of the Jewish people, and they could not break the promise
But he utterly ignored Zionism’s own kingdom of darkness,
where callous-hearted criminals, bearing Jewish names but
having Nazi hearts and minds, took away lives and have
broken families, who notwithstanding their evils, wouldn’t
be able to take away the spirit of the Palestinian people,
nor break the promise of God.
Wiesel, the sanctimonious American Zionist paragon of
hypocrisy and moral duplicity has little moral authority to
lecture the world on the evils of Nazism. A man who says
and boasts openly that he identifies himself with Israeli
crimes and that he couldn’t bring himself to criticize
Israel irrespective of her murderous actions, is obviously
unqualified for any moral exemplification.
Bush spoke of Israel’s “thriving democracy,” but evaded the
fact that apartheid and democracy can’t coexist.
Could it be that the President of the United States, the
erstwhile mother of all democracies, didn’t know that
murdering innocent human beings knowingly and deliberately,
demolishing people’s homes, stealing their land and
confining thousands of doctors, teachers, college
professors and other professionals to detention camps,
without charge or trial, were unlawful acts that
contravened the most basic ideals of true democracy?
Bush enthusiastically hailed Israel for “welcoming
immigrants from the four corners of Earth,” but overlooked
the fact that for each and every immigrant Israel welcomed
into Palestine, a native Palestinian Christian or Muslim
was either murdered, dispossessed of his property or
deported to the four corners of Earth.
George Bush is indeed a shameful and irredeemable liar. He
had the audacity to claim that America’s enduring embrace
of Israel’s enduring criminality had nothing to do with the
violence, tension and instability in the Middle East.
“Some people,” he said, “suggest that if the United States
would just break ties with Israel, all our problems in the
Middle East would go away.
“This is a tired argument that buys into the propaganda of
our enemies, and America rejects it utterly. Israel’s
population may be just over 7 million, but when you
confront terror and evil, you are 307 million strong,
because America stands with you.”
Well, no one has ever demanded that the US break ties with
Israel, although this would in no way be an unconscionable
demand, given Israel’s Nazi-like character.
What much of the world is demanding is that the US stop
supporting the Israeli policies of colonialism, ethnic
cleansing and genocide against a people whose only “crime”
is its survival and longing for freedom from occupation and
Bush, having evoked the mantras of the “chosen people” and
“Massada shall not fall again,” even lashed out at the UN
for criticizing Israel, but was utterly oblivious of the
horrendous crimes and grave human rights violations that
Israel has committed throughout its dark history, which
prompted the international organization to censure the
At one point, Bush seemed as if fornicating with words when
he hailed Israel for “forging a free and modern society
based on love of liberty, a passion for justice and a
respect for human rights.”
What else can be said when a state that is based on ethnic
cleansing, oppression, and terrorism is celebrated as a
bastion of liberty, justice and human rights? Have words
lost their meaning?
Bush’s nearly pornographic disregard for truth and
objective facts reached a nauseating level when he praised
successive Israeli governments for having tirelessly fought
for peace while having to fight valiantly for freedom!!
I don’t know if Bush really believed what he was saying, or
if he was just parroting the words prepared for him by his
Whatever the case, this man is clearly an abomination upon
himself, America and the world.
The American people would carry out an act of paramount
morality by dumping him and what he represents into the
dustbin of history.
Failing to do so, God forbid, would plunge not only America
but also the whole world into the abyss.