That given, I commend President Bush for supporting Israel's right to defend itself. However, where does Condi Rice get the nerve to request that Israel use restraint? Would the US use 'restraint' if attacked by Mexico?? I think not; it would retaliate and re-annex it to TEXAS, for god's sake. When was the last time Rice or anybody else in this government had to rush their children into bomb shelters for the umpteenth time?!
I am appalled at the way the world, and elements in the United States as well, look upon Israel and the situation it's in, maligning and blaming the tiny Jewish State for all the ills in the Middle East, and absolving the Arabs of all culpability.
Please, do yourselves a favor and read the linked article (it takes a few short seconds to register) by Josef Joffe. Open your eyes, get your heads out of those paper bags and see the TRUTH.
As the old saying goes, if the Arabs put down their weapons, there would be peace. If Israel put down its weapons, it would be annihilated.
May Hashem protect Israel and the Jewish people .