May 28, 2003

Bushies threatened sanctions if Israel blocked 'roadmap'
My way or the highway: our humble statesman at work -

The Bush misadministration has prepared a list of sanctions against Israel should it refuse to comply with a plan for a Palestinian state by the end of the year.

U.S. government and congressional sources said the list was prepared by the State Department and relayed to the National Security Council in April amid the administration's effort to press Israel to agree to the so-called roadmap, which calls for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian war and the establishment of an interim state in 2003.

"It's hard to overestimate the anger within the administration toward Israel regarding the delays in the roadmap," a congressional source close to the administration said. "The White House doesn't regard the roadmap merely as foreign policy. It sees the roadmap as a major element toward the reelection [sic] of the president." - Snipped from here.

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