Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hillary 100% supports Israeli use of force

I actually think I'm starting to (gasp) like Hillary. No moral equivalence, just pure support for Israel's use of force against the arabs, and 100% condemnation of Hamas. Condi never spoke this wholly positive towards Israel, always couching US support with pro-Palestinian qualifiers.

Ynet News: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Israel had a right to defend itself and that Palestinian rocket attacks on the Jewish territory could not go unanswered.

"We support Israel's right to self-defense. The (Palestinian) rocket barrages which are getting closer and closer to populated areas (in Israel) cannot go unanswered," Clinton said in her first news conference at the State Department.

"It is regrettable that the Hamas leadership apparently believes that it is in their interest to provoke the right of self-defense instead of building a better future for the people of Gaza," she added.

Give 'em hell, Hillary. I know you'll still piss me off at some point with support for a two-state solution and the freezing of settlement activity, but on this day you deserved some props.



  1. Same ol' American rhetoric continued: that's what you're witnessing. It doesn't matter whether it's Bush or Obama, Truman or Carter. They all hold to the same line regarding issues concerning Israel.

    You said it yourself: the current administration will push for a "settlement" freeze and every time they think Israel has "over-reacted" they will push for a ceasefire. Do you think they will free Pollard? The poor man is rotting in jail because somebody is hiding something and they won't move a finger to free him.

    Don't expect much from the Hussein administration and btw: Bush said similar things during his tenure.

  2. Eitan, I fully expect to be disgusted with future statements, but can't I just have this one teensy weensy moment to be happy before the inevitable happens? Pretty please?;)

  3. Sure, MZ, I'll grant you your moment in the sun! Shavua tov!

  4. America should start treating isreal like it treats every other extremist outlaw nation in the ME. contain them. pay them off when its prudent, play them against each other at all other times. But the ridiculously large payments in military hardware isreal has been getting are unwaranted. The US has been getting diminishing returns on them for a long time, and thats not going to change. What in the hell is the isreali economy anyway??? what does isreal produce???As oil becomes less and less relevant the region will become more and more chaotic. The US , Europe, Russia and China are going to have to contain the inevitable outbreak, with only one hard and fast rule : any state that resorts to using nukes will earn itself the national death penalty


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