Unbound by Promises and Biased toward Israel

According to the ethical standards that are associated with the position of executive, especially, the head of the one superpower, promises should be credible and honest and actions should be biased toward justice and international legitimacy. If these qualities are the duty of all presidents, they are surely the duty of the Head of State of the sole superpower, given its responsibility for global security and stability and, given his being the head of the international family.

Elements of such responsibility have unfortunately been forgotten and eliminated completely during the seven-year period of President Bush’s Presidency of the United States to date. His mistakes concern not only his own personality, but also the treatment of many internal problems. They are involved in a number of disasters that have led to foreign hatred of his country by the majority of nations and peoples of the world. The result of his obsessive policies has been to plunge much of the world into conflict and to spread the phenomenon of terrorism … Besides all this, at the same time he leads the call in the face of international popular resistance, to self-determination and liberation.

All of the evidence confirms that the primary objective of this series of terrible mistakes is to serve the interests of Israel and the World Zionists, and benefit the oil armaments monopolies of the United States to support neo-colonialism based on the control and domination of political and economic life. These accusations are not false accusations toward Bush, who is preparing to exit from the American White House unrepentant, but are documented facts, confirmed by situations seen by the world.

Circumstances made me witness to one of these immoral positions when I covered a meeting of President Mubarak with President Bush, in his last visit to the United States of America in April, 2004. Talks had been held at Bush’s ranch in Crawford near Houston, Texas. The Agreement concerned the implementation of a unilateral decision taken by Sharon, the then Prime Minister of Israel (who is now in a coma). The President required the implementation of the resolution as part of the road map that would lead to negotiations for an ultimate solution.

The agreement with Bush included moving swiftly to implement the road map until an independent Palestinian state was established. President Mubarak was honest in addressing the allegations of the Americans that there is no Palestinian partner, in line with the Israeli point of view, and in a joint press conference Bush announced his conviction and support for the Egyptian view of the need to abide by the terms of the road map, with respect to the resolutions of the international community on all major issues regarding a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

These issues include the return of refugees and the borders of a Palestinian state, ending settlement and the ending of the suffering of the Palestinian people. This all occurred on Monday, April 12, 2004. Bush was scheduled to confirm what had been agreed in his meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel in Washington, which was to be held on Wednesday April 14 – just 48 hours after his meeting with President Mubarak.

The surprise was the obvious weakness of the President of the largest state in the world, when the extent of his blatant collusion with Israeli aggression, based on expansion and settlement and challenges to international law, became evident upon his announcement after his talks with Sharon that undid all that had been agreed upon with President Mubarak, flouting international resolutions.

He gave Sharon a written document that acknowledged Israel’s point of view, describing Israel’s return to the borders of 1948 in accordance with the international resolutions as unrealistic, and that the Palestinians must renounce the right to be resettled in the territory of the Palestinian State. At the same time, a statement issued by the White House said that Washington is strongly committed to ensure the security of Israel as a Jewish state, which Bush was careful to confirm during his current tour of the Middle East.

That is what happened between Bush and Sharon, which analysts regarded as a new Balfour Declaration and angered President Mubarak, who was in shock when President Bush failed to respect the promises that had already been agreed upon in his talks with him, based on justice and international resolutions.

The strange thing given Bush’s bias and collusion with the Israeli point of view during his tour in the Middle East, is the demand that the Arabs freely normalize relations with Israel. How can normalization be achieved at a time when this aggressive entity still occupies Palestinian territories and the Syrian Golan and practices the worst crimes against Arab citizens while rejecting any serious and genuine move towards peace?

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