Democracy 
Thursday, April 20, 2006, 11:44 AM
There was an opinion piece in The New York Times that commented on the alleged excessive power of the Israeli lobby. Quite frankly, I'm tired of hearing people say that the United States is unfairly pro-Israel and that "there has been a cock-eyed failure in the U.S. to understand the plight of the Palestinians." What everyone seems to ignore is the most obvious fact: it is natural for the United States to partner with fellow democracies. Israel is the only stable democracy in the Middle East. All the Arab states, with the exception of Palestine, are ruled by an authoritarian government. The Palestinians, whose "democracy" has institutionalized corruption, are currently led by a terrorist organization whose stated goals include murdering as many women and children as possible. Despite what everyone says, Israel has never deliberately targeted innocent civilians. The Palestinians, on the other hand, have elected murders to lead them. I'm sorry if I can't sympathize with that line of thinking.

There's one other line I need to comment on: "the fact that an Israeli soldier's great-grandmother died in Treblinka will not excuse his own misbehavior." When you throw rocks at a man holding an M-16 and are then shot, the only tragedy is that someone of such colossal stupidity was born into the world. I'm not an evolutionist, but those who are should simply be glad for yet another example of natural selection in action.

NYT

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