Yes, boys and girls that was Hillary, Hillary Clinton, enjoying a very warm reception in Israel this week. She was showered with candy at the kotel, cheered at every turn, and greeted by adoring Israelis who urged her to run for president.
Meanwhile, Condi Rice, was also in Israel, not sight-seeing, but doing some arm twisiting on behalf of her boss, Israel's best friend ever (TM.)
As a result of Condi's efforts:
* Israel will not be entitled to demand that suspected terrorists be kept out or detained.
* Israel surrendered the prerogative to shut down the crossings to secure personnel against terror alerts
* By surrendering this point, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon relinquished a key element of Israel’s sovereign right to self-defense and agreed to hamstring its own army’s freedom to combat terror
* Americans and Europeans will determine the procedures for their passage through Israeli territory Israel has therefore forfeited control and oversight over incoming goods and people to Gaza by sea as well as overland.
(The really funny part is Jonathan Rosenblum, who of course works for Cross Currents, told us that this sort of thing would never happen. Not while Israel's best friend ever (TM) was on the job, right Jonathan? No more arm-twisitng, right? No more rewards for terror, right? Oh, well. Can't win 'em all. Let's wait patiently while the very moral and integrity-filled GOP-Jews apologize for their mistake, for misleading us and for misunderstanding the president and his intentions.
[Hat tip TTC]