'We control America.'
Yeah, but only until enough couch potatoes
find out you said that...

Sharon to Peres:
"Don't worry about American pressure;  we control America"

Palestinian Information Centre
Wednesday, October 3, 2001
> OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (PIC)­­An acrimonious argument
> erupted during the Israeli cabinet weekly session
> last week between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
> and his foreign Minister Shimon Peres during which
> Sharon reportedly yelled at Peres, saying "don't worry
> about American pressure, we control America."
> According the Israeli Hebrew radio Kol Yisrael  
> Wednesday, Peres warned Sharon that refusing to
> heed incessant American requests for a cease-fire
> with the Palestinians would endanger Israeli interests  
> and turn the US against us.
> At this point, a furious Sharon reportedly turned toward
> Peres, saying "every time we do something you tell me
> America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell
> you something very clear:  Don't worry about American
> pressure on Israel.  We, the Jewish people, control
> America, and the Americans know it."
> The radio said Peres and other cabinet ministers
> warned Sharon against saying what he said in public,
> because "it would cause us a public relations disaster."