The Bush administration is supportive of Israel's self defense, asking that risks to civilians be minimized. That would be much easier if Hamas didn't place their military strong holds smack dab in the middle of town with no shelters for their citizens. Why would they do that? So they can cry "Oh look how many innocent lives the brutes took!". To Hamas, it's people are merely marketing tools to garner sympathy - a concept that has worked markedly well for them.
Of course CAIR is now seething and has chimed in with full support going to the Terrorists that started this violence by stating:
"Despite the public 'green light' given to the Israeli military by theBush administration, American Muslims join our fellow citizens who respectinternational law and the sanctity of human life in repudiating this massacrecarried out using U.S. taxpayer-funded weapons.
"It must be clear by now that the only future offered to the Palestinianpeople by the outgoing administration was one of perpetual subjugation andhumiliation at the hands of the Israeli occupiers. Unfortunately, our nation'stimid response to this tragic episode will only serve to fuel anti-Americansentiments in the Muslim world.
"We therefore call on President-elect Obama to demonstrate his commitmentto change our nation's current one-sided Mideast policy by speaking out now infavor of peace and justice for all parties to this decades-long conflict.
"We also call on world leaders to take direct action to end Israel'scounterproductive and wildly disproportionate attacks and to end thehumanitarian siege of Gaza, which led to the recent breakdown of theceasefire."
CAIR, seriously, get a better editor. The running together words are instant clues that you've cut and pasted your idiotic talking points in order to get this little piece of propaganda out quickly. I'd also like you to visit QassamCount. Instead of being concerned with what President-elect Obama is going to say, hows about you release a statement telling Hamas they are barbarians for using Palestinians as human shields as well as calling them on the carpet for lobbing missiles into Israel. Why don't you say something along the lines of "If you want peace, we suggest you stop waging war against people who can kick your ass as it appears their incredible restraint is now waning."
As for Team Obama, they've had sudden recall and stated there is only one President at a time. Great. That works now, but in a few weeks, this will all be placed in The One's lap. The Super Duper Peace plan was just sent down the tubes and Camp Obama is going to need to respond to this crisis. I predict a lot of disappointed peaceniks in the near future as the world is looking a bit different now that The One has joined the big show.
(Thanks, Yochanan for your link to QassamCount. Also, we keep your son and your family in our prayers as he bravely serves in the I.D.F)