Sunday, January 31, 2010

Compare and contrast

Bill Clinton to Shimon Peres, last Thursday evening:

"Shimon, I don't know what we would have done without
the Israeli hospital at Haiti... The Israeli hospital was the only operational facility which was able to perform surgery and advanced tests.

"In the name of the aid workers that operated in Haiti, in the name of the people who live there, and on a personal level I want to thank, we all want to thank, Israel from the bottom of our hearts."

President Barack Obama, January 15:

"At the airport, help continues to flow in, not just from the United States but from Brazil, Mexico, Canada, France, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic, among others."

Not that I'm suggesting Obama needs to be thanking Israel, let alone from the bottom of his heart, but an interesting comparison nonetheless.

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