Bush speech disappoints Mideast

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JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. President George W. Bush gently urged Mideast leaders to "make the hard choices necessary for peace," leaving it to embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to stand before a divided parliament Thursday and forcefully declare that this war-weary country is ready for a historic agreement with Palestinians.
On a day mourned by Palestinians as the 60th anniversary of their uprooting by Israel’s independence, Bush mentioned the Palestinians only once in a 23-minute speech to the Knesset, and then only in the context of what a Palestinian state would look like six decades from now.
Some Israelis and Palestinians were disappointed that Bush failed to use his high-profile appearance to push the two sides to take the concrete steps to achieve his own goal of a peace deal before the end of his presidency.
Most notably, Bush’s speech ignited a political uproar on the campaign trail back home.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama lashed back after Bush condemned "the false comfort of appeasement" and said that "some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along."

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Ok, Olmert is on his 5th criminal investigation in two years..... and he's still in power?

That's just fuct.
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Ok, Olmert is on his 5th criminal investigation in two years..... and he's still in power?

That's just fuct.

Well, in a free country, one needs to be convicted BEFORE one is punished........

BTW, Bush states standard and (in this case) sensible US policy, and Obama cries WAHHHHHH.........?????

Now that's what we need as US President.......NOT!
Obama's retaliation was strong and forceful, and he stomped all over bush and mc cain,
and showed the obvious, that bush 'again' is a tacky ignorant man, who can't seem to
get the facts straight.

And, to make a domestic criticizm when he should have been concentrating on the
israeli/palestinian situation, was short sighted and disrespectful to all who was 'there'.

McCain is joined to him like a twin, and he constantly copies the bush doctrine, and he
can't and doesn't ,want to be an individual.

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