June 06, 2010

Israel-flotilla tragedy: It's George W. Bush's fault!

So says CNN's Fareed Zakaria:

Why has Turkey become a "troublemaker?" According to Zakaria, first the Europeans are in part to blame for not admitting Turkey into the European Union, even though the European Union is suffering by allowing a weak Greece admission in the past.

"Having begged for membership in European Union, having fulfilled every condition placed on it by Brussels, Turkey has been repeatedly rebuffed and humiliated by Europe so now the Turks have seem to have decided to go their own way," Zakaria said.

"The United States for its part did not handle Turkish relations well, especially under the previous administration," Zakaria said. "The Bush team treated Turkey with the usual mixture of arrogance and high-handedness and then was outraged when the Turkish parliament refused to go along with its war plans in Iraq. Then they repeatedly snubbed Turkey over the next few years."

There's NOTHING for which
he can't be blamed!

Posted by Hube at June 6, 2010 06:19 PM | TrackBack

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Great post! This is both unreal and very sad.

By the way, I love how Bush is still being blamed by many in the media for this disaster in the Gulf as well.

Posted by: Digby at June 7, 2010 11:29 AM

I couldn't stop laughing when I saw saturday that one of the ships bound for Gaza was named the Rachel Corrie. I guess irony isn't dead, after all.

Posted by: gcw at June 7, 2010 01:30 PM