“I said, ‘Get me President Bush on the phone,’ ” Mr. Olmert said in a speech in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, according to The Associated Press. “They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I didn’t care: ‘I need to talk to him now,’ ” Mr. Olmert continued. “He got off the podium and spoke to me.”” The New York Times; January 12, 2009.
Olmert boasting openly about, apparently the routine treatment he grants, what is supposed to be, the President of the mightiest nation on earth.
Olmert then, ordered the United states of America to vote in the UN Security Council, the way it suits Israel.
You know, since the issuing of the Israel Lobby by Mearsheimer and Walt back in 2006, there have been generally two opposite views amongst opponents of Israeli policies in general –liberals shall we call them. A view prominently held by Chomsky in the US and Galloway in Britain, who consider Israel a client-state of the US of A, merely executing devotedly American policies in the region: America’s local ‘cop on the beat’ in Chomsky’s terms. Then there was the view defended by Mearsheimer, Walt and Finkelstein who think that although there are many interest group openly active in Washington “no lobby has managed to divert U.S. foreign policy as far from what American national interest would otherwise suggest, while simultaneously convincing Americans that the U.S. and Israeli interests are essentially identical.”
Israeli P.M. boastingly humiliating his, supposedly American ally in public, just shows us whose camp to trust.