At one point, Bush viewed aerial photos of the Auschwitz camp taken during the war by U.S. forces and called Rice over to discuss why the American government had decided against bombing the site, Shalev said. [...]I really don't know what to make of this. I'm not sure that Bush realizes that had the US bombed the camp, the people of whose adhesion to religion he's so enamored would be stone dead. Bush doesn't seem to be aware that there were survivors at Auschwitz; is he really saying to the survivors that they should've been killed for the greater good of "disrupting service" at the camp?
Between 1.1 million and 1.5 million people were killed at the camp.
"We should have bombed it," Bush said, according to Shalev.
"I was most impressed that people in the face of horror and evil would not forsake their God. In the face of unspeakable crimes against humanity, brave souls — young and old — stood strong for what they believe," Bush said.
A true thinking man, the kind that really has wisdom, might have opined that the bombing of the roads and supply lines surrounding the camp would've been a great way to start. Would it have stopped the killing? Definitely not. And neither would have Bush's vision of bombing the whole thing. But the former could've netted more survivors. Sure, it's speculation.
But speculation requires a reflective thought process and reasoning. All you have to do is watch any Bush presser footage to know, unequivocally, that he does not possess skill one. And that makes Ehud Olmert nothing short of a bona fide ass for being blind to something that everyone else can see.
Oh, and by the way:
President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel's Holocaust memorial FridayLet me know when the press orgy begins about Bush showing weak emotion.