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The Policy of Friends and Imagination.

Reader comment on item: Bush's Middle East Hopes [and His Failures]

Submitted by Jay (United States), Jan 23, 2008 at 23:43

Whether people like to discuss it or not, America seems to have a policy of an imperfect middle eastern policy. A policy means it's not by accident. Its devised. American policy seems to have a component that says that you may be allowed to abuse and be unfriendly to Israel (and still be our friend), but you may not harm Israel in any "meaningful way.

It is a stange policy because it tends to allow a bit of a green light to persons or peoples that pick up on the its not out of bounds to do "some harm to Israel",and from America's side does harm to America in that it invites anti Israeli persons or peoples to prod or threaten America with choose us or else.

What is wrong about American policy is the prodding of us to choose. It's complicating. America should hire new thinkers ,linguists,and goal setters and shape a policy that doesnt choose. Trust me, America can be friends with Saudi Arabia and all the Gulf countries, and so can Israel.There is nothing that is not in the interest of all the parties just mentioned. It's our imagination thats the problem. And the Palestinians that say dont.

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