Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Netanyahu is a pig and a war criminal, IMO (and you Neo-con/anti-Palestinians who disagree? Save it as I could care less what you people think about this subject).
Although Obama has been disappointing in his dealing's with Israel...compared to GWB, he has been very refreshing (Bush did almost anything Israel wanted).
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Moderator's Warning: As mod warnings go, I'll make this one pretty clear. If you decide to talk about and insult other posters instead of discussing the OP, you will be thread banned at the very least.
First off, there are several other countries that are encompassed by their regional enemies that could use the aid - both financial and militarily - of the world's riches and most powerful nation, but because we've called Israel an ally since the Truman era and we, as a nation, more closely ally ourselves with Christian nations moreso than nations that follow any other religion, peaceful or otherwise, it's real easy to fall back on "moral alignments among allies" than it is to just do the right thing for any nation or group of people who are being oppressed or otherwise slaughtered by a singular dictator or tyrannical terrorist group.
Second, it's hypercritical on its face to say "it's okay to spend billions to help Israel defend itself" yet denounce federal foreign aid spending not for bombs or missiles (i.e., Israel's Iron Shield) but for food, water and medicine for people in need.
You guys really crack me up!
I'm a long way from saying let Israel, an ally, defend itself. But I also believe that sending foreign aid to lesser capable nations who are being much more oppressed by tyrants is also the right thing to do.
"A fair exchange ain't no robbery." Tupac Shakur w/Digital Underground