Saturday, May 17, 2008

Who Wrote The Speech?

Lots of people are impressed by Bush's Knesset speech. He made lots of fans in Israel. I guess I'm too jaded by a combination of Ronald Reagan's statement that he couldn't understand how someone who wasn't an actor could manage as President of the USA and the great British TV Comedy, Yes, Minister.

I don't judge a politician by one speech, or even two.

Remember that Bush's policies and that speech aren't the same. I go for actions, and Bush at this point is pretty-much powerless. He can't just proclaim something. It has to pass in the various government departments, congress etc, and the United States is in the midst of their presidential elections. Bush is what's called a lame duck. Basically, he's on a pre-retirement "vacation." He's just supposed to stay out of trouble and not make things difficult for his party's nominee. It is so foolish of Israelis to think that he's really powerful.

And back to my question. Who wrote that speech?


Anonymous said...

I don't think that Bush is totally 'lame duck' at this point.

In any case, for our sake, the media here don't understand American politics anyways and for them Bush is our president until next January 20th. Bush promised a new Arab country until that time, and our media will make an effort to not disappoint him.

Maariv has been pretty anti-Olmert lately. Nonetheless, still spouting the regular leftist tabloid crap.

Batya said...

It's almost summer, not busy in the legislature. The contradiction between the American new Arab state policy and the speech is glaring, at least to me.

Could it have been an Eli Weisel speech? Didn't he write something like that for Olmert?

Leora said...

Thought you might find this interesting, from American Thinker:

Bush at the Knesset

Note the comments from Israelis on the speech.

Batya said...

yes, but who wrote it?

Leora said...

Some young, whippersnapper Jewish kid? Just a guess.

Batya said...

You may be right, but I just keep thinking--
Elie Wiesel