Bullies and Appeasers

Excerpt: Recently, President Bush made a few derogatory remarks about appeasers while addressing Israel's governing body, the Knesset. Over there, his comments earned him a nice round of applause, while over here, Barack Obama took umbrage. A spokesperson for the administration was quick to point out that, although no names were mentioned, Bush had been referring to – and the Israelis understood him to be referring to – America's foremost ambassador of bad will, Jimmy Carter. After all, just a few weeks earlier, Carter had been given the cold shoulder by the Israelis when he was in the Middle East for a meet-and-greet with his chums in Hamas.

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