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O' pro-Israel diarists on DKos, I hope you'll all be satisfied when/if (hopefully not when) Netanyahu throws the election to Romney  - as is his clear intent. How could he make it more clear, short of putting an ad in the New York Times?

But that's not all. How amazing that a so-called junior ally could be publicly trying to browbeat the senior ally into a war on Iran that is opposed by 65% of the American people including a majority of Republicans, and 75%+ of  Democrats but seems a distinct possibility if not inevitable. That's not to mention that it's opposed by a clear majority of Israelis, including the Haaretz-reading elites and 'security experts'. Those numbers are not a transitory Rorschach of public opinion, it's the considered and settled opinion of the majority of people in both countries. No matter it's war that Bibi and his cheerleaders want and it's war we shall have, even if it sets the region ablaze anew. And if Israel launches a strike, mark my words, the 65% of the US population opposed to it won't even be represented by even so much as 10% of Congress. Public sentiment, will count for not so much as the proverbial 'hill of beans'.

But possibly even more amazing that Netnayahu is clearly trying to influence our election in favor of his buddy Romney. Is there another government in the world that would have the impudence to even try?

O'pro Israel 'progressive' diarists, don't you even pause for thought when your views coincide with those expressed in the New York Post? You don't feel any cognitive dissonance about the fact that your views are pretty much the polar opposite of those to be found in the New York Post (oh that, it's a filthy race-baiting right wing rag with which you disagree vigorously on everything ... oh wait) on everything except on Israel on which it's views are just dandy. Nothing fishy about that at all?

So let's not lose too much sleep about why we, the US 'progressive left' in our slavish loyalty to Israel are out of step with our compatriots in Europe, Asia, Africa. Mandela and Tutu, what do they know about injustice and oppression and discrimination ?

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