Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Stephen Pollard in the Independent: Last week, President Bush informed Ariel Sharon at a press conference that "frankly, it's not helpful, what Israel has recently done". It is, you see, a moral and political imperative for the West to fight terrorism. But not for Israel. When the United States is attacked by suicidal terrorists, the rest of the free world quite rightly joins together to hunt down and destroy them. It's called fighting a war against terrorism. When Israel seeks to defend itself from suicide bombers, it's called being unhelpful, and the wrath of that same free world descends on her.