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    • Victornz
    • 08.04.10 | 02:00 (IDT)

    You can argue whether Israel is right or wrong about this, that or the other subject. You can call Obama an Israel hater or AIPAC's poodle. You can call Netanyahu a deluded fascistic militarist or the last best hope of Zion. But one thing you can never seriously argue against is that Israel is a huge net liability to the United States. It always has been and always will be. The Democrats find it difficult to admit this (despite their tendency to Liberal Angst) because Jews are a significant part of the coalition that supports them. Most of the time, the Republicans won't admit it because they depend on votes from the pro-Israel Christian right and other Manichean obsessives. But, every now and again, America has an administration (normally a 'moderate' Republican one, i.e. controlled by big money)which puts America's interests as a great power first. So it was under Eisenhower and under Bush snr. It could happen again.So don't goad the American Eagle too openly.

    from the article: Israel can't decide its value to the U.S.
    First published 02:07 07.04.10 | Last updated 09:46 07.04.10
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