With legislators like these...
Ever wondered how we end up generally with such an inordinate amount of bad laws? Blame the lawmakers... here's one:
The top Republican on the US House of Representatives' foreign affairs committee said Thursday she will visit Israel next week in a show of support for the US ally against "violent extremists."
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida will meet with top Israeli government officials including President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, her office said in a statement.
"The United States and Israel must continue to work together to forge even closer ties as we face the mutual threats posed by violent extremists and the regimes which support them," she said in the statement, which listed no meetings with any Palestinian officials.
Ros-Lehtinen will visit the Western Wall and visit the southern Israeli city of Sderot, which has borne the brunt of rocket fire from Palestinian Islamist fighters in nearby Gaza.
Ooo-ur, AFP! "Palestinian Islamist fighters"? Not 'teggogists'?
"Sderot reminds us that the threat posed by violent Islamists and their state sponsors is all too real, and that we must defend freedom against those who would destroy it," Ros-Lehtinen said.
No, it doesn't, dear: the violent Islamists haven't the slightest inclination to strike at my hometown of Bridlington to 'destroy freedom' but they do strike Sderot for a reason. Here we go again: a silly woman, here in the persona of a Floridian 'lawmaker', who lumps all Global Jihadists together. Thus in Ileana's fog-brain, the victims in Sderot are up there with the victims of 9/11 and al Qaeda. Dearest, it's not hard to see: Hamas et al have nothing to do with fuckwits like bin Laden and other Global Jihadists. Whatever you may think of the Palestinian struggle and its methods, they have no connection to the global War on (of?) Terror whatsoever. Theirs is not a struggle against freedom but a struggle for freedom: THEIR freedom...
Upon returning to Jerusalem, the lawmaker was to meet with survivors of suicide bombings and other attacks in Israel, according to the statement.
Ros-Lehtinen was also to attend a special showing of the film "The Third Jihad," which has drawn angry criticisms from US Muslim groups, and attend a presentation "illustrating violent anti-Israel propaganda in Palestinian media."
Sigh... with lawmakers like these...