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Bush: 'Israel Has Right to Defend Itself'
by reposted
Thursday Jul 13th, 2006 7:15 AM
President Bush and Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, called Thursday, for an end to the rising tide of Mideast violence, the release of captured Israeli soldiers and a halt in rocket attacks against Israel.
Mr. Bush denounced Hezbollah guerrillas who triggered the latest round of clashes in Lebanon as "terrorists who want to stop the advance of peace," and he emphasized that Israel has the right to defend itself.

by WP
Thursday Jul 13th, 2006 7:16 AM
Bush and Merkel made clear at a joint news conference they felt Israel's actions in seeking kidnapped soldiers and responding to Hizbollah rocket attacks were justified.

by more
Thursday Jul 13th, 2006 7:17 AM
President Bush is blaming Iran and Syria for Hezbollah's killing of eight Israeli soldiers and kidnapping of two more, prompting the shelling of southern Lebanon, the bombing of strategic targets just south of Beirut, and preparations for an imminent full-scale invasion of Lebanon by Israeli forces.

by Daily Star, Lebanon (reposted)
Thursday Jul 13th, 2006 7:23 AM
U.S. President George W. Bush pledged Thursday to work with Israel, criticizing Hezbollah for thwarting efforts for peace in the Middle East. "My attitude is this: there are a group of terrorists who want to stop the advance of peace," he said. "Those of us who are peace living must work together to help the agents of peace."

While Lebanon on recalled its ambassador to the United States after he suggested Israel and Hezbollah negotiate a prisoner exchange.

The Cabinet ordered Farid Abboud's recall for violating government policy, the officials said. Lebanon's government has tried to distance itself from Hezbollah after it snatched two Israeli soldiers, prompting a massive Israeli air, land and sea bombardment of the country.

Abboud, speaking on CNN Wednesday, called for an exchange of two Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah for Arab prisoners held by Israel and the withdrawal of Israel from Lebanese territory.

by U.S., Israel=2 peas in a pod
Thursday Jul 13th, 2006 8:14 AM
U.S.a nd Israel, two state sponsors of terror--both right wing states, bullies and war pigs.