Oh, heaven help us… “U.S. President George Bush was informed on Tuesday of an initiative to establish a center under his name in Israel, as a sign of gratitude for his support for the country and its security. […] Bush told Ayalon that “freedom” would be a worthy subject for the center to focus on.” Read the full article here. Do we need to be reminded again that America and Israel are equally squashing people’s freedoms on a daily basis?

When most other nations have recognized Bush as an incompetently destructive lout, it’s embarassing that Ayalon and Olmert are so publicly singing his praises. And I can’t imagine that this gesture is going to generate any good feelings toward either America or Israel. The idea of a “George W. Bush Center for Peace” in Israel would be laughable if it wasn’t so ironically tragic.