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January 09, 2007

Who Is This George Washington, And How Can We Prevent Him From Gaining Any Influence Over Our Great Nation?

Here's a Brigadier General in the Israeli reserves named Oded Tira writing in Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's largest newspaper (via):

President Bush lacks the political power to attack Iran. As an American strike in Iran is essential for our existence, we must help him pave the way by lobbying the Democratic Party (which is conducting itself foolishly) and US newspaper editors. We need to do this in order to turn the Iranian issue to a bipartisan one and unrelated to the Iraq failure.

We must turn to Hillary Clinton and other potential presidential candidates in the Democratic Party so that they publicly support immediate action by Bush against Iran.

Now, here's some dumbass named George Washington who obviously understands nothing about politics:

Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct; and can it be, that good policy does not equally enjoin it...

In the execution of such a plan, nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated...The nation, prompted by ill-will and resentment, sometimes impels to war the government, contrary to the best calculations of policy...

So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification...

As avenues to foreign influence in innumerable ways, such attachments are particularly alarming to the truly enlightened and independent patriot...

Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.

These sorts of sentiments could theoretically be a terrible danger to our country, but fortunately no one in America can read.

Posted at January 9, 2007 12:53 PM | TrackBack

My mind is a bit fuzzy on this, but didn't Congress actually cut off "war funds" to Washington during his term because a federalized militia had killed Indians outside of the county they were allowed to do so in?

Posted by: micah holmquist at January 9, 2007 03:04 PM

George Washington was a proto-appeaser.

Posted by: Lloyd at January 9, 2007 09:42 PM

George Washington was under the influence of the cheese-eating surrender monkeys.

Posted by: Lloyd at January 9, 2007 09:49 PM

Somebody should fisk his useless treasonous ass.

Posted by: Lloyd at January 9, 2007 09:50 PM

Or perhaps those Americans have just read the next few hundred pages of their history text-books and are aware that Washington's pals the realpolitiker Franklin and the expansionist Jefferson set the model for American foreign policy for the next couple hundred years.

Posted by: Toadvine at January 10, 2007 09:20 AM

Yeah, Jon-- as much as I usually agree with you, I have to side with Toadvine. I was just going to bitch about how wrong any attempt-- ANY-- to learn a moral lesson from a slaveowner is; but the domestic policy argument works, too. I expected a better way to waste my workday.

Posted by: Sully at January 10, 2007 02:54 PM

an American strike in Iran is essential for our existence

Take from this the conclusion that a lot of Israelis need treatment for clinical-grade paranoia....

Hitler has been dead over sixty years already. Another holocaust is not hiding behind every horizon and around every corner.

Posted by: Zorp at January 10, 2007 08:29 PM

"an American strike in Iran is essential for our existence"

The Israeli population needs collective treatment for clinical-grade paranoia. One of the things about having nuclear weapons is that it renders nonexistant any risk that another holocaust is just around the corner.

Posted by: Zorp at January 10, 2007 08:32 PM

Oh, so ~3 million Vietnamese melted by napalm wasn't a holocaust...

No wait, 3 million is

Because we all know, it's "Holocaust" just when jews get killed... When white fascist christians exterminate entire civilisations wehter it is Anglo-Saxons in North America, Africa and Australia, the Spanish in South America or the Frech or whatever, it's "controversial"... Wiping out two cities with nukes isn't terror or facism, it's "controversial"...

Posted by: at January 11, 2007 07:30 AM

Ah, shite... can't this blog engine parse HTML entities?

it was:
No wait, 3 million is less than 6 millions and they were some non white people from "here be dragons", not jews, like Kissinger, Wolfowitz and other facist fucks...

Posted by: at January 11, 2007 07:33 AM