Friday, January 20, 2012

Israel Not An Ally?


Israel Matzav posts an interview with Obama wherein Israel seems not be rise to ally status. WTF?

"Our alliances with NATO, Japan, South Korea, our close military cooperation with countries like Israel have never been stronger. Our participation in multilateral organizations has been extremely effective. In the United Nations, not only do we have a voice, but we have been able to shape an agenda. And in the fastest-growing regions of the world in emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region, just to take one prominent example, countries are once again looking to the United States for leadership."


  1. For some reason, I'm just not feeling the love, Doodad.

  2. "Vote Obama and the leftists in Congress out of office. If the Democrats
    don’t provide you with good alternatives then vote Republican, if only
    to teach them a lesson and force the party back toward the center.
    Conservatives are far preferable to radical leftists, just as that was
    so during the Cold War. If a post-Obama Democratic Party moves back
    toward the center then you can return to it — and if not, then give up
    on it."

    A good Rubin quote and the article is here.

  3. I don't mind it much that he doesn't consider Israel an ally. Far more disturbing is if he considers Israel an object to be pressured in order to be able to achieve a historical legacy on its back.

    I'm all for the U.S.–Israel relationship being downgraded to normality instead of alliance. The trouble is appeasement on Israel's expense, whether Israel is considered an ally of the U.S. or not. I remember the days of Bush the Elder and how he tried to strong-arm Israel (a few months after Israel complied with his request for silence in the face of Iraq's SCUD missiles, no less), and I don't miss them one tiny bit.