What makes a nation "good" is in the eye of the beholder. It depends upon a person's frame of reference and interests. If you support capitalism, unilateral warfare and the sujugation of brown people, you'd probably think the U.S. is terrific. Similarly, if you're willing to turn a blind eye to racism, apartheid, and an unjust legal system, you're likely to think Israel is swell too. Personally, I like Denmark circa today.
from the article: Netanyahu to Hamas: Israel's offer for Shalit is final