It’s indeed ironic that the leader of the most powerful country in the world has to bend over backward to appease the prime minister of a state which is heavily dependent upon the former. Obviously Jewish power terrifies the U.S. president. The prime minister of Israel simply said, “Get me President Bush on the phone.” When told that the U.S. president was in the middle of giving a speech, he said, “I don’t care. I need to talk to him now.” Bush suspended his speech and attended to the call. The Israeli P.M. told him, “The U.S. should not vote in favour of the resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.” Poor Mr. Bush immediately called Condoleezza Rice and told her to abstain from voting for the resolution (which she herself had drafted).
I don’t think Bush would have even attended a phone call even from Manmohan Singh in the middle of a speech, let alone Zardari. If there’s a lesson in all this, it is that, as Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia said, “The Jews are powerful because they use their minds.”