Avigdor Leiberman, Israel’s newly appointed “Minister for Strategic Threats” has very productively been launching more than a few of them. Today, in a single speech, he:
- * urged Israel to take back full control of Gaza’s border with Egypt,
* called for the assassination of entire (elected into office) Hamas leadership,
* dismissed elected PA President Mahmoud Abbas as too ineffectual to be worth dealing with, and
* dismissed the entire post-Oslo peace process, ditto.
In Israel, Meretz Party chairman Yossi Beilin has denounced Lieberman’s statements and called on PM Olmert to dismiss him from office.
But what about the attitude expressed toward Lieberman’s statements by US policymakers? So my question to the men and women in the US administration, and the members of the US Congress is this:
How much longer will you use the tax monies and the legitimacy given you by the US citizenry to fund and give strong political support to a government that contains an individual so damaging to the peoples of the Middle East and the security of key US interests in the region?