:: 10.07.2003 ::
More on the unprovoked Israeli strike within the borders of the sovreign nation known as Syria:
In Washington, President Bush again defended Sharon's move.
Well then Mr. Bush, I guess Mr. Sharon wasn't careful enough, eh? And uh, how's it going in Afghanistan and Iraq lately, anyway?
"I have constantly said Israel should defend herself," Bush said. "We would be doing the same thing. This country will defend our people."
Bush's own stated doctrine is to reserve the right to strike potential terrorists or threats pre-emptively, and he has done so twice: once in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and earlier this year, toppling Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, whom he said possessed weapons of mass destruction.
"We are also mindful when we make decisions, as the prime minister should be, that he fully understand the consequences of any decision," Bush said. He also said Sharon should be careful not to act in a way "that would cause the violence to escalate."
The statements follow violence at a disputed border area in southern Lebanon, near Syria and Israel.
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