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From: MElsant@aol.com
Date: Thu 8 Aug 2002
Subject: Support Israel! Endorse Rumsfeld's defense of Israel against PLO terror!(VIPAC)

Dear President Bush:

As you know Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld one of your administration's mos=
t=20
intelligent and popular officials had a public town hall meeting on August=20
6. During that meeting he described the Palestinian Authority in the=20
following manner: =A0"There is no question but that the Palestinian Authorit=
y=20
have been involved in terrorist activities." =A0Secretary Rumsfeld also=20
describe Judea Samaria and Gaza as "so-called occupied territories" since=20
they were the legitimate fruits of victory after a defensive war. =A0I have=20
included Secretary Rumsfeld's comments in more detail at the end of this=20
message for your convenience.

I wholeheartedly agree with Secretary Rumsfeld on this matter. =A0I=20
congratulate you for having such courageous and wise people as Secretary=20
Rumsfeld as part of your administration. =A0Unfortunately there are others i=
n=20
your administration that have publicly taken issue with Secretary Rumsfeld's=
=20
remarks. =A0Therefore I urge you to publicly express your opinion endorsing=
=20
Secretary Rumsfeld's pro-Israel remarks to clarify that your administration=
=20
stands proudly at Israel's side as it fights for its life against Palestinia=
n=20
Islamic terror.

Sincerely


Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld August 6:
"If you have a country that's a sliver and you can see three sides of it fro=
m
a high hotel building you've got to be careful what you give away and to
whom you give it. If you're giving it to an entity that has some track
record that has a degree of accountability that has the ability to enforce
security that's promised in whatever arrangements are made it seems to me
that's one thing. If you're making a deal and yielding territory to an
entity that cannot or will not do that -- and there is no question but that
the Palestinian Authority have been involved with terrorist activities so
that makes it a difficult interlocutor.

My feeling about the so-called occupied territories are that there was a
war Israel urged neighboring countries not to get involved in it once it
started they all jumped in and they lost a lost of real estate to Israel
because Israel prevailed in that conflict. In the intervening period
they've made some settlements in various parts of the so-called occupied
area which was the result of a war which they won."

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The President's email: president@whitehouse.gov=20
The Vice President's email: vice.president@whitehouse.gov=20
White House phone: 202-456-1111 Fax: 202-456-2461=20
Senate and House switchboard:=A0 202-224-3121
Click on "Govt. Email Addresses" at www.vipac.org for other officials.=20
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"unsubscribe" in the body of the message.=20
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Dear President Bush:



As you know Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld one of your administration's=
most intelligent and popular officials had a public town hall meeting on A=
ugust 6. During that meeting he described the Palestinian Authority in the f=
ollowing manner: =A0"There is no question but that the Palestinian Authority=
have been involved in terrorist activities." =A0Secretary Rumsfeld also des=
cribe Judea Samaria and Gaza as "so-called occupied territories" since the=
y were the legitimate fruits of victory after a defensive war. =A0I have inc=
luded Secretary Rumsfeld's comments in more detail at the end of this messag=
e for your convenience.



I wholeheartedly agree with Secretary Rumsfeld on this matter. =A0I cong=
ratulate you for having such courageous and wise people as Secretary Rumsfel=
d as part of your administration. =A0Unfortunately there are others in your=20=
administration that have publicly taken issue with Secretary Rumsfeld's rema=
rks. =A0Therefore I urge you to publicly express your opinion endorsing Sec=
retary Rumsfeld's pro-Israel remarks to clarify that your administration st=
ands proudly at Israel's side as it fights for its life against Palestinian=20=
Islamic terror.



Sincerely





Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld August 6:

"If you have a country that's a sliver and you can see three sides of it=
from

a high hotel building you've got to be careful what you give away and t=
o

whom you give it. If you're giving it to an entity that has some track

record that has a degree of accountability that has the ability to enf=
orce

security that's promised in whatever arrangements are made it seems to=20=
me

that's one thing. If you're making a deal and yielding territory to an

entity that cannot or will not do that -- and there is no question but t=
hat

the Palestinian Authority have been involved with terrorist activities=20=
so

that makes it a difficult interlocutor.



My feeling about the so-called occupied territories are that there was a

war Israel urged neighboring countries not to get involved in it once i=
t

started they all jumped in and they lost a lost of real estate to Isra=
el

because Israel prevailed in that conflict. In the intervening period

they've made some settlements in various parts of the so-called occupied

area which was the result of a war which they won."



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Senate and House switchboard:=A0 202-224-3121

Click on "Govt. Email Addresses" at www.vipac.org for othe=
r officials.=20

TO UNSUBSCRIBE:=A0 Email vipac-letters-unsubscribe@vipac.org=A0 w=
ith "unsubscribe" in the body of the message.=20

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