Re: OT: HP P*sses off China
- From: koehler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Bob Koehler)
- Date: 19 Apr 2010 09:16:30 -0600
In article <4bc8c5d5$0$2823$c3e8da3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, JF Mezei <jfmezei.spamnot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Bob Koehler wrote:
I agree. Same for the Arabs. Except that Israel is the only
seriously democratic government in the conflict. I don't think
we did the right thing supporting dictators or facists who helped
us out in the past, and I don't think we should do so now.
There is no need for the USA to support dictators or anything of that
sort. The USA can simply support Israel when it does good things, and
widthdraw support when it does bad things. It shoulw no longer use its
veto at the UN to protect Israel when the later has done bad things.
I think a lot of Americans feel that way, and there is some US law
specificially saying so, but there is other US law tying the hands
of the executive branch, preventing it from being done as much as
But by supporting democracies and not others, the US will still end
up only supporting Israel, since it's the only democracy in the
conflict. And that will be represented by many others as single
sided pro-Jewish, anti-Arab bias.
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