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From sadanand@mail.ccsu.edu Fri Apr 19 13:00:09 2002
From: Sadanand, Nanjundiah (Physics) <sadanand@mail.ccsu.edu>
Subject: Lieberman asks Senate to support Sharon/ Bush calls Sharon Man of Peace/ and then there's Adam Shapiro...
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 12:49:53 -0400

Taking Issue With Lieberman's Mideast Stand

Letter to the Hartford Courant, from David L. Silk, Stonington, 18 April 2002

I read with astonishment that our U.S. senator - and would-be president - Joseph I. Lieberman blasted President Bush for demanding Israeli Prime Minister Sharon pull back his troops [Page 1, April 15, Lieberman: Blasts U.S. Policy On Israel]. The European Union, the United Nations, Arab states and the great majority of people throughout the world support the American demand, while Connecticut's erstwhile representative calls for total support for the Israelis and sanctimoniously condemns his own government.

I find this shocking, though typical of our senator's wholehearted backing of Israel, putting Israel's interests before our own.

While passionately condemning the Palestinians and leading the call for another U.S. invasion of Iraq, Sen. Lieberman doesn't utter the least criticism of Israel or even of the accused war criminal now leading that country. Can anyone imagine President Lieberman mediating impartially in the Middle East?

The United States is certainly ready for a Jewish president, but that individual must also be able to function as a global leader. Unless we wish to become an appendage to Israeli foreign policy, our next president must not be this senator.

David L. Silk