UN secretary-general, Kofi Annan, told reporters in Madrid in April 2006:
“The whole world is demanding that Israel withdraw. I don’t think the whole world… can be wrong.”
The whole world, that is, except America. The US has used its veto over 40 times to protect Israel from UN Security Council draft resolutions criticizing its conduct.
Why does America consistently back this rogue state? Sharon himself supplied part of the answer when he allegedly bragged:
“We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”
Whether or not he actually said this, it is no idle boast. US presidents know which side their fundraising bread is buttered at election time, and the White House is constantly under pressure from the likes of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), whose website proclaims: