By Gilad Atzmon*
"President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel's Holocaust Memorial on Friday [11 January] and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the US should have bombed Auschwitz to halt the killing."
This is what the president Bush said today at the end of his formal visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.
You see, Mr President, it couldn't work out, because at that time Hitler was working for America, killing "red communists".
At the time, America and Britain had an armistice with Nazi Germany in mind.
You simply couldn't just admit that Hitler was a butcher. No one makes peace with industrial mass murderers.
As if this is not enough, at the time your military intelligence didn't really buy the story of Nazi Germany involvement in mass liquidation. Consequently, your country didn't open its gates to Jewish refugees.
However, if you are truly shocked by Nazi inhumanity and regret your country's impotence at the time of the war, now is the time to act.
You can always save the Palestinians. You can, for instance, just threaten to bomb Tel Aviv, Haifa or Jerusalem. This will be enough to liberate the Palestinians in Gaza concentration Camp.
In case you are still motivated by a genuine humanist call, you may consider bombing yourself, and saving the rest of the Iraqi people from the genocide you apparently inflicted on them.
Mr President, it is never too late to save humanity from yourself and your ilk.
*Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born musician, writer and anti-racism campaigner.