Bush-Rice’s lexicon during the meetings in Amman and with Abbas is worth noting. “Crushing sanctions” against the Hamas-run Palestine are merely withdrawing aid which should not be handed out in the first place. Relative to its GDP, Palestine receives more aid than any other nation.

Rice spoke of “contiguous” Palestine. She means that Israel should cut herself into with the road connecting Gaza and the West Bank.

Palestinian “extremists” who want to disrupt peace are not a few fringe elements but a major part of the population that voted for Hamas.

Bush believes in a “two-state”’ solution. It’s actually a three-state solution: Israel and the two Palestinian states, namely Jordan and Palestine.

Rice reminded Israel of its obligation to dismantle Jewish settlements in Palestinian lands. Judea is not Palestinian land. Israel should heed Rice’s advice by demolishing the Palestinian settlements in Israel and deporting their inhabitants to Jordan.

Bush believes the Palestinians are better off with their own state. If so, Israel would do her Arabs a favor by deporting them to the sovereign Palestinian state. Israeli Palestinians, however, disagree with Bush and want to stay in Israel.

Bush again insisted on democracy in Palestine. In fact, Palestine is very democratic: it freely elected the Hamas. Bush just does not like the result of that democracy.

Bush wants to support “moderate, reasonable people.” He supports Abbas; the Palestinians support Hamas. Maybe Bush should take out Palestinian citizenship and double Abbas’ electorate to two people?

Faced with the unsolvable fiasco of Iraq, Bush wants to rectify his foreign policy at the expense of a pliable Israel.

You can laugh your socks off or cry your eyes out, but the US pressures North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons by embargoing cognac, cigars, and jet skis. I wonder, was it Bush or Neil Armstrong who came from the Moon?