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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-09 02:53 PM
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18. "don't most of the country share Bush's views toward the conflict?" Nope.
Not only does Rasmussen find that Americans generally "are closely divided over whether the Jewish state should be taking military action against militants in the Gaza Strip" (44-41%, with 15% undecided), but Democratic voters overwhelmingly oppose the Israeli offensive -- by a 24-point margin (31-55%). By stark constrast, Republicans, as one would expect (in light of their history of supporting virtually any proposed attack on Arabs and Muslims), overwhelmingly support the Israeli bombing campaign (62-27%).

Meanwhile, most of the rest of the world -- Europe, South America, Asia, the Middle East, the U.N. leadership -- opposes and condemns the attack, all to no avail. The parties with the superior military might (the U.S. and Israel) dismiss world opinion as essentially irrelevant. Even the pro-war rhetorical tactics are the same (just as those who opposed the Iraq War were demonized as being "pro-Saddam," those who oppose the Israeli attack on Gaza are now "pro-Hamas").
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  -Bush blames Hamas for Gaza conflict lame54  Jan-02-09 10:48 PM   #0 
  - Great. Now he's gonna invade Hamasistan. n/t  IanDB1   Jan-02-09 10:49 PM   #1 
  - Don't worry, after a few months he'll stop pretending and go after Iran  halo experiment   Jan-02-09 10:51 PM   #4 
  - What has Bush actually gotten factually correct in the past 8 years?  halo experiment   Jan-02-09 10:50 PM   #2 
  - And Israel has no problem slaughtering everybody to get to the few.  thunder rising   Jan-02-09 10:50 PM   #3 
  - Exactly. Which there is no excuse for  treestar   Jan-03-09 12:58 AM   #12 
  - And no one trusts him anymore.  PM Martin   Jan-02-09 10:53 PM   #5 
  - Even a broken clock is right twice a day.  GoesTo11   Jan-02-09 10:54 PM   #6 
  - Bush knows terrorism well  pyro858   Jan-02-09 11:13 PM   #7 
  - This is important.  balantz   Jan-02-09 11:26 PM   #8 
  - I blame Bush and American r-w . . .our weapons, our money are doing this---!!!  defendandprotect   Jan-02-09 11:36 PM   #9 
  - US policy on Israel/Palestine is so incredibly one-sided.  High Plains   Jan-03-09 12:04 AM   #10 
  - My two cents  williamson86   Jan-03-09 01:55 AM   #13 
     - "don't most of the country share Bush's views toward the conflict?" Nope.  LynnTheDem   Jan-03-09 02:53 PM   #18 
        - Your  classysassy   Jan-03-09 07:51 PM   #20 
  - He's partly right.  EconomicLiberal   Jan-03-09 12:52 AM   #11 
  - Amazing.. the Bushmeister is right for one of the rare occasions..  Mudoria   Jan-03-09 08:37 AM   #14 
  - Bullshit.  truebrit71   Jan-03-09 09:45 PM   #21 
  - A friend of bush is no friend of mine.  captain jack   Jan-03-09 09:13 AM   #15 
  - This miserable piece of shit is a complete disgrace.  Jefferson23   Jan-03-09 12:24 PM   #16 
  - Republics always blame the victims.  LynnTheDem   Jan-03-09 02:50 PM   #17 
  - That would be the Hamas that Bush** insisted be allowed to run in the elections  KamaAina   Jan-03-09 06:00 PM   #19 
  - typical ignorant response  subsuelo   Jan-04-09 09:14 AM   #22 

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