Thursday, August 21, 2008

Re Secretary of State Rice

Dear Dick Morris,

As an American at present involved in research in Jerusalem I am a fan of Fox News for balanced news from the States. I look forward to your reports on the channel and receive your emails as well - via the internet. I do agree with you on nearly all issues - all but one, that is.

I have heard you say several times that John McCain should choose Secretary of State Rice as his vice-presidential candidate. I don't know if I can even begin to tell you what a mistake that would be! In the Middle East, Ms.Rice has been a total failure. Like many others she does not understand the workings of the 'neighborhood' and, as such, has coerced Israel into making dangerous concessions which have made the regional situation worse than before.

I refer specifically to her demand - against the wishes of the Head of Security - that Israel abandon Rafah and the Philadelphi Corridor that separated Israel from Egypt. This was in defiance of the Oslo Accords which assured Israeli jurisdiction over that strategic area that contained tunnels through which the Arab terrorists smuggled weapons. Ms. Rice had a screaming match with the Israeli official, Mofaz, and said that she would 'not take "No" for an answer. She got her way with threats and the result was that terrorists and weapons have been more easily brought into the West Bank to be used against Israel and even against our troops in Iraq. Iran has been furnishing heavy weapons to both Hamas in the south and Hizbollah in Lebanon.

While demanding that Israel make concessions Ms. Rice has dismissed requirements on the other side - disarming and disbanding terrorist groups in Gaza. She has shown that she is not an honest broker.

The Bush administration supports the creation of a Palestinian state which would be an apartheid terrorist entity allied with other terrorist regimes. The truth is that Israel is at the forefront of the same battle against radical Islam that the rest of the West is today fighting. Those who think that what happens in the Middle East has nothing to do with the US are wearing blinders and will not understand until there are more attacks on US mainland - just as there have been in Europe.

Secretary of State Rice would be a disaster for the McCain campaign. The majority of 250,000 Anglo-Saxons in Israel could not support her candidacy.


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