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January 9, 2008

God Bless Israel (And The Holy Land Junket)

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Bush-Does-IsraelIt’s snarky, I know, but I got a good laugh when I first saw this shot of Bush (with Olmert and Peres) on the ground in Israel.  (It’s a WH shot, after all.)

Given the trip is a sad little legacy gesture wrapped around some big time, born-again religious tourism (on the citizen’s dime), I couldn’t help seeing the carpet — especially in contrast to this — as one giant cross.

(image Eric Draper/White House.  Jan. 9, 2008. Tel Aviv.

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