Sunday, May 27, 2007

US Senator Condemns Barrage of Rocket Attacks on Israel

Guess who said this:

"I am saddened and outraged by the repeated rocket attacks against the Israeli cities of Sderot and Ashkelon, attacks that were perpetrated even as the Shavuot holiday came to a close. Yet another round of attacks by Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups against civilians demonstrates an escalation of violence against Israel. The rockets have hit homes, synagogues, and schools, injured many and killed nine innocents. Israel's right to exist, and to defend its people against imminent threat, must never be put in question. Israel has demonstrated restraint in the face of ongoing of attacks on southern Israel orchestrated from Gaza. The United States and the international community must stand in support of Israel and send the message to Hamas and to any terrorists who threaten innocent lives on sovereign soil and operate in violation of international law that this behavior will not be countenanced.

Israel is confronting many of the toughest challenges in its history, in a neighborhood that is less secure than ever. It is vital is that we continue to stand on behalf of the shared interests in security and democracy that form the unbreakable bond between our two nations. I stand with the people of Israel who live in fear as their homes are besieged and maintain my unwavering commitment to the welfare and survival of the State of Israel."

A clue

A question: Did any of Israel's lunatic "friends" on the Christian right say anything similar? I'm thinking specifically of bible-thumping senators like Sam Brownback and Mike Huckabee or even that loony-tune from Oaklahoma Jimmy Inhofe: What did they say? (And why are the people who cruise republican web sites so delusional when it comes to questions like this?)

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