Where does the evil lie?
It is not surprising that George Bush II has simplistically proclaimed that he and the United States are involved in a war against the "forces of evil"..the Stars Wars equivalent of an Evil Empire. He, as well, with the approval of a pusillanimous Congress, has committed the military power of the United States for pre-emptive attacks....an offensive war to eliminate potential aggressors........these "evil forces".
The current crisis in foreign policy, that may engage our country in a war that involves the use of weapons of mass destruction, is directly traceable to the Balfour Declaration and it's implementation. Our support for the creation of a Jewish state, and the barbarous conflict that it has engendered, is directly responsible for terrorist attacks in this country.
In 1902, before the British Royal Commission on Alien Immigration, Theodor Herzl stated:
.....I will give you my definition of a nation, and you can add the adjective 'Jewish'. A nation is, in my mind, a historical group of men of a recognizable cohesion held together by a common enemy. This is my view of a nation. Then if you add to that the word 'Jewish' you have what I understand to be the Jewish nation.
With the requisite of a "common enemy" in this view of nation building, there was, at the beginning, little hope for the peaceful implementation of British policy (notwithstanding it's unjust and highly questionable nature) in the Middle East.
A Jewish nation was created by the barbarous and violent displacement of indigenous populations that for centuries had lived together in peace. This State continues to maintain itself, with the support of the United States, with the same barbarous violence.
In A Jewish State: An Attempt at a Modern Solution of the Jewish Question, Mr. Herzl concludes:
.....The Jews wish to have a State, and they shall have one. We shall live at last as free men on our own soil, and die peacefully in our own home. The world will be freed by our liberty, enriched by our wealth, magnified by our greatness. And whatever we attempt to accomplish for own welfare will react with beneficent force for the good of humanity.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the Jews, in what was formerly Palestine and now Israel, have not, and do not live as free men; they live and die in violence and as virtual dependents of the United States. The world has not been liberated and enriched; it has been in perpetual conflict.
Mr. Bush's aggressive, bellicose, and potentially disastrous foreign policy reflected by calls of "regime changes", as well as this country's unstinting support for the creation and maintenance of a Jewish state is contrary to the very notion of national sovereignty and government established as a sine qua non to our foreign policy during the administrations of presidents Washington and Adams.
Thomas Jefferson in On the French Revolution in 1792 said:
We certainly cannot deny to other nations that principal whereon our own government is founded, that every nation has the right to govern itself internally under what form it pleases and to change these forms at its own will.
Alexander Hamilton in On the Government of France in 1798 reported:
A government must be fitted to a nation as much as a coat to an individual.....What is good at Philadelphia may be bad in Paris and ridiculous in Petersburg.
The United States Congress must re-affirm its constitutional role in a re-evaluation and re-formulation of our foreign policy. If we have not the rectitude and courage to recognize the national sovereignty of other nations, while defending our own, and, more importantly, to undue the injustices to the indigenous people of Palestine, the possibility of the use of weapons of mass destruction may involve this country in a war of self-destruction.