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    • Mark from Florida
    • 28.02.12 | 21:11 (IST)

    Perhaps he meant to say "...U.S. public opinion should not be a factor in Israel's decision whether to go to war...". I think domestic public opinion is always important in a major government decision, particularly warmakijng with all its economic, security, and diplomatic consequences. Realistically, an "ally"'s public opinion is also very important, if you value preservation of that "alliance" (I quote "alliance" because about the only thing my senate cares to put in writing and ratify is an annual stipend check).

    from the article: The American public’s support for an attack on Iran will be widespread but short-lived
    First published 18:12 28.02.12 | Last updated 18:12 28.02.12
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