Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache, stated that she was not worried about negative ramifications the Israeli onslaught on Gaza might have on the way the Obama administration would view Israel.
Such honesty is rare in America-but not in Israel where the debtaes are always lively and much more honest.
She said on February 1, ‘You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable. What can they (Americans) do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control everything in America. In America you can criticize God, but you can’t criticize Israel.”
Well Sharon had said this before and few paid attention.
Leave it to Pat Buchanan the former Nixon aide to put it in crude terms. He called Congress “israeli occupied territory.”
Luckily the grip is loosening because of extraordinary fearless men like Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu and Fr Miguel DEscoto the new president of the UN General Assembly.