I agree with Tom Dine that "now is not the time to retreat from America's leadership role". However, our leadership role in the world has nothing to do with the burden of our "special" relationship with Israel or our wasteful aid package to the Jewish state. On the contrary, it's high time to liberate the U.S. and Israel from the confining shackles of our bilateral ties. We have already paid a heavy price in diminished credibility and leadership over the past 63 years. Enough is enough, it's time to exert a real global leadership role based in U.S. national interests and not those of Israel, or any other country for that matter. Tom is experienced enough to realize that fact better than most Americans or Israelis!
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from the article: U.S. shouldn't 'zero-out' Israel defense aid