Real Bipartisanship

 

This is the true definition of bipartisanship: when three quarters of the members of the House of Representatives come together to sign a letter expressing a single strong opinion on a subject.

In this case, the strong opinion expressed was disapproval of the ongoing, damaging, and dangerous denigration of Israel by the Obama administration. You may recall President Obama’s appalling lack of diplomacy toward Israel’s Binyamin Netanyahu last week, Joe Biden’s very undiplomatic reaction to the Israeli announcements the week before of new settlements being built, and Hillary Clinton’s public reprimand of Netanyahu as a result of that announcement.

This is simply another foreign policy disaster in a long string of foreign policy disasters for this administration.

Perhaps the letter, addressed to Obama’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and signed by 337 Representatives will have some effect on the clear attitude of disdain this President has toward one of our closest and most important allies.

“We are writing to reaffirm our commitment to the unbreakable bond that exists between our country and the State of Israel and to express to you our deep concern over recent tension,” the letter read. “A strong Israel is an asset to the national security of the United States and brings stability to the Middle East.

“We are concerned that the highly publicized tensions in the relationship will not advance the interests the US and Israel share. Above all, we must remain focused on the threat posed by the Iranian nuclear weapons program to Middle East peace and stability.”

Or perhaps, as is usual with this president, he will ignore the will of the people, in this case, as voiced by more than 75% of their representatives, and continue to drive wedges between America and Israel until either Israel no longer exists, or until President Obama is finally voted out of office in 2012.

I know which outcome I’m rooting for.

Stoutcat

2 Responses to Real Bipartisanship

  1. I used to be a strong supporter of Israel, but it is clear to me that unquestioned support for all of Israels policies will lead the U.S. to more trouble in that region of the world. Israels settlements on the West Bank are NOT in the security interest of our nation, and we would do well in expressing that notion worldwide.

    • Stoutcat says:

      David, going to have to disagree with you on several points. Nobody is advocating “unquestioned support” for all fo Israel’s policies. In fact, many of Israel’s policies are no business of ours, and we have absolutely no excuse for trying to dictate what we think their policies should be. When “Palestinians” start acting like adults trying to negotiate a peace with their neighbor, rather than keeping “Death to Israel” in their charter, rather than coming into vacated territory and destroying it, rather than lobbing missiles on a daily basis… then I might consider it appropriate to privately discuss policy with Israel. Until then, not so much.

      Until we stand up to the bullies, the blackmailers, the liars, the suicide bombers, the self-made victims, the rabid anti-Semitism of the majority of the Middle East, we will continue to see the same behavior from the Arabs. “They’ll like us when we win.”

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