Thursday, April 22, 2010

What Is The Downside To Criticizing Israel?

Sorry--that was a trick question:
There is no downside in criticizing Israel, but censuring some of its radical Arab neighbors might prompt anything from an oil embargo to a terrorist response.

There are about 7 million Israelis; the Muslim and Arab population in the rest of the Middle East numbers in the hundreds of millions.
So writes Victor Davis Hanson, who concludes:

No matter. This administration should take a deep breath and review history. It would learn that when Israel is alone, its opportunistic enemies pile on. And then war becomes more, not less, likely.
No matter. Obama already has his Nobel Peace Prize--so it's all good.

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