69 million page views

Why is it the role of the USA to protect Israel?

Reader comment on item: Obama vs. McCain on the Middle East
in response to reader comment: Obama's current position on Israel reminded me of this quote from George Orwell's 1984:

Submitted by James Burke (Canada), Jun 9, 2008 at 06:46

Given that the Israeli Govt is loathe to do do anything about prtecting Sderot or Ashkelon ( and maybe soon Tel Aviv) why must the USA play the sole protectorate of Israel?

The USA has plenty of problems right now ( although most of the world wishes they had ONLY these problems).

When I was hearing Obama or Hillary Clinton each say how much they love Israel and will protect it it made me feel good but thoughts in my head kept saying why do Obama and Clinton sound more israeli than the Israelis?

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".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 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.)