Oh, yes!, Israel is defending itself, that's what they all say, Israel is defending itself. Definitely Israel is defending something,Â you name it, it is defending itsÂ occupation of Palestine. Israel is defending its stranglehold on Gaza, it is defending its injustices and war crimes against humanity. Moreover, it is defendingÂ the countless UN Resolutions rotting in UN garbage pins. Yes, Israel is defending itself. Her very existence depends on this sentence. And, yes, there is nothing wrong with the sentence, linguistically, i.e.
Israel is defending itself, is a simple sentence, anyone can say it, anyone can write it. When George Bush says: Israel is defending itself, he is speaking proper English. So there is nothing wrong with his expression, technically speaing. And if he were to write it for His Grade Teacher he'd definitely get a *or **, or even ***, and if his teacher was resourceful... a nice shoey sticker from the store: Good boy!http://www.shoebushworldwide.com/
Off course, Bush isn't the only one in the saying it, others are burping the darn song, you name it, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, Condolences Rice, Hillary Clinton, virtually anyone who is on who is who on both sides of the Atlantic is joining the choir. 'Cos , it's cheap, and you don't have to be genius to join this choir. All there's to it is an axe to grind. Could be that even Barak Obama is rehearsing it in his Silence? Who knows? Israel is defending itself. Few people perhaps know who uttered it first, so no one can claim ownership. Even if you were to utter it a thousand times it'd still cost you nothing, i.e. if we discount the mounting Gaza death toll and injuries now numbering some 1025 & almostÂ 5000, respectively. Now a question that comes to mind: Is Israel really defending itself? You be the judge. http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/war_on_gaza/2009/01/2009110112723260741.html http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2008/12/2008122916531937971.html http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/war_on_gaza/2009/01/200911115531127445.html http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/01/200911415461671162.html http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/01/20091821163577381.html http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200917205418665491.html http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/war_on_gaza/2009/01/20091109519821785.html http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/war_on_gaza/2009/01/200917111341829322.html http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/war_on_gaza/2009/01/200911264110961218.htmlÂ