Reader comment on item: Romney vs. Obama vis-à-vis Israel
Submitted by John Schwartz (Germany), Sep 4, 2012 at 09:36
Not real convinced by this article. Isn't politics supposed to be the "art of the possible".
To me, Romney's pro Israeli words are what we may want to hear, but they are not "possible".
America will not start another war in the Middle East unless Iran attacks Israel, plain and simple. Bush Jr. has destroyed our appetite for preventive wars for the foreseeable future. Bush and Cheney, in this sense, have proven to be far more anti Israel than any democratic administration ever was, Carter included!
.And, this, of course, has nothing to do with who Obama heard in 2004!
The gist of this article is to say that Jews who back Obama are voting against Israel. This is going many bridges too far. You need to be, in my opinion, a bit more appreciative of Obama's position here. One can be pro Israel and not 100% for Netanyahu, I submit.
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Daniel Pipes replies:
Interesting how my analysis, which de-emphasizes the role of religious affiliation, can be twisted to be about Jews.
Who Obama hung out with pre-2004 is very useful in speculating what he will be like post-2012.
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