Skip to comments.Israelis piqued by Gates nuclear "confirmation"
Posted on 12/07/2006 12:42:32 PM PST by monkapotamus
Israelis piqued by Gates nuclear "confirmation"
07 Dec 2006 13:55:55 GMT
By Dan Williams
JERUSALEM, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Robert Gates, the incoming U.S. secretary of defense, won plaudits in Washington this week for his candour on the Iraq war.
Some Israelis were less pleased, however, to hear Gates mention with equal frankness what U.S. administrations have long avoided saying in public -- that the Jewish state has the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal....
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What an idiot.
I agree with you, and the fatc that he was instantly confirmed speaks volumes against the man. Anyone the Dems are behind is probably a bit less than super-intelligent.
I dont know where Bush got the name but he should have kept it to himself and pocked a real leader.
Maybe he should ask Sec. Rumsfeld to suggest someone.
Pakistan is part of the Middle East. What Gates said is demonstrably false.
Keep your powder dry (and all the context that implies)!
The inmates are running the asylum! Between this bozo, the irak surrender report, and the new and improved socialist congress-critters, it will fall to the rest of us (52 % of the voting country in the only "poll" that matters) to keep our traditions alive.
"Pakistan is part of the Middle East."
It's really not.
He's certainly spent a lot of time with James Baker. This looks like Bush 41's approach to Israel all over again.
It's part of South-East Asia, but anyway it's part of the Muslim Sphere and cannot be ignored as the (currently) only Islamic country with nukes.
The Israelis weren't the only ones...
Maybe President Bush should revisit Joshua and Judges, regarding "land for peace."
Pakistan is not part of the Middle East.
It's also part of the "Greater Middle East", according to George W's definition to the G8.
President Bush is careful to speak of the "greater Middle East," to include countries not historically considered part of the Middle East. Pakistan and Afghanistan are generally considered to be in South Asia, not the Middle East.
Remember the old CENTO treaty? Central Treaty Organization which succeeded the Baghdad Pact. Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, UK and US.
Whoa, that was "back in the day."! LOL! Iraq and Iran were actually our friends - at the same time!
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