The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Monday, May 23, 2005

Laura Bush can't win in Israel

Laura Bush is in the midst of her Middle East tour, but she ran into a little snag in Israel when she was in a position where the administration's handlers couldn't stack the deck-- walking down the street to the Dome of the Rock. While she was smart enough to wear a Muslim headscarf, she wasn't smart enough to stay away from an Islamic holy site. Crooks and Liars has a clip of a story by Wolf Blitzer that shows some footage (see below- approx. 20 megs). But what it comes down to is that she was being heckled and protested by Arabs and Jews. Gee, maybe Bush can unite Israel and Palestine, if only through their mutual hatred for the current American government...