An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 11, 2007

More Insanity in D.C.

Filed under: Congress, Middle East — olbroad @ 11:53

Congress Agrees to Train and Equip Abbas’ Security Forces

The U.S. Congress has cleared the way for millions of American taxpayer dollars to be spent on security forces loyal to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas — despite Abbas’ involvement in the new Fatah-Hamas unity government.

The U.S. and Israel support Abbas and his Fatah faction as “moderates” in the region, and they were backing him in his power struggle against Hamas until he joined forces with the terrorist organization. Now the U.S. Congress has agreed to beef up Abbas’ security forces anyway.

The insanity keeps spreading!

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said on Tuesday that because no lawmaker had blocked the money requested by the Bush administration two weeks ago, the administration is now free to move forward and spend the $59 million.

Didn’t anyone notice that $59 MILLION earmarked for a country that condones the destruction of an ally, Israel?

The Bush administration originially requested $86 million in assistance for Abbas, but it downscaled the request after Abbas’ Fatah faction joined a national unity government with Hamas two months ago.

Hamas, which openly calls for the destruction of the State of Israel, dominates the new government. P.A. Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has said the unity government’s platform includes the right to continue “resistance” – a euphemism for terrorism.

I’m beginning to believe the stress has finally gotten to the President. This is NOT a good thing and I am seriously disturbed by his, and Congress’ actions.

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