Saturday, April 09, 2005

Even More From The ADL Conference

Again, my same caveats apply -- this is a summary based on my notes, which aren't necessarily perfect, so keep that in mind. OK, on Monday afternoon, we heard from National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley on foreign policy challenges for the US in the 21st Century. Here are some of the highlights.

He stated that the president is committed to freedom and democracy. They refuse to support a regime compromised by terror. They feel democratic states don't breed terrorists.

He quoted Bush saying, "The definition of a state is in its institutions -- not borders.

Hamas is a terrorist organization. If they continue terror, they will not have a place in the government.

Since terror attacks two years ago in Saudi Arabia, they have worked with Saudi Arabia to stop money flowing out for terror. They've talked frankly about how terror is a threat -- they have more to do to stop terror.

This is not about oil. It's about terror.

We need to do more to contact pro-democracy elements in Iran.

He thinks Iran is discombobulated by our moves in last few weeks; they didn't expect it -- they thought they could pursue nuclear ambitions AND trade.

He says Palestinians are starting to end incitement. [ed.'s note: I think he quoted famous Holocaust denier Hanan Ashwari as telling him that, and I believe I rolled my eyes pretty fiercely]

Cooperation has grown tremendously since 9/11.

General Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan has had three assassination attempts in last couple of years yet they still help us.

All in all, it was a very interesting seminar.

5 Comments:

At 12:33 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

He says Palestinians are starting to end incitement. [ed.'s note: I think he quoted famous Holocaust denier Hanan Ashwari as telling him that, and I believe I rolled my eyes pretty fiercely]

Where is the proof of that. All I see so far is a Hudna which still involves attacks on Israel. Not even a well executed Hudna.

Hanan Ashwari is a dispicable person. They would do well not to quote this Jew hating propagandist.

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Hence my eye roll, gindy. He didn't give me any proof. He simply said she says that there is less. And yes, I have a big grain of salt firmly in hand.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger mr_g said...

Palestinians are starting to end incitement? Yeah, right!
....and OJ is about to announce that he found the real killers!

I think you'll need a mound of salt for that one!

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

With great sorrow I have to confess that our largest university, The University of Sydney awarded this &%$#*&&@ aka Hanan Ashwari their Academic Peace Award.
Aussie Universities are ridden with left-wing-know-it-all-peace-loving-idiots.

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

Felis: If I had kids, I would be very careful about where I sent them to school. These days there is as much potential to do harm as good.

 

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