69 million page views

Hard to imagine?

Reader comment on item: Israeli Leftists Plead for Outside Pressure on Their Government

Submitted by Marc Segan (United States), Dec 27, 2007 at 14:43

While I agree strongly with the rest of the article, I have to take issue with the comment 2 afterward, which says: "It is hard to imagine the intellectuals of any other state acting in like fashion."

Really? How about the U.S.? The American left (and probably the isolationist "right", if it can be called that) has expressed all kinds of wishes regarding Iraq, Iran and the GWOT in general that would likely involve the country being compelled by external forces (indeed an undemocratic wish) to change course in one way or another. Whether it's the UN, the EU, our enemies for that matter -- we've all heard their hopes for America to get its comeuppance, the smirky employment of concepts like "blowback" (we had it coming, etc.), sentiments that are probably even worse than undemocratic, in fact.

What's shocking in the case of these Israeli intellectuals is what's at stake if their prescriptions were ever followed.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Hard to imagine? by Marc Segan

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)