Tuesday, October 26, 2004

One Way to Pass the Global Test

In an October 22 column for the Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer noted one way that a Kerry Administration would seek to make America "more respected in the world":

John Kerry says he wants to "rejoin the community of nations." There is no issue on which the United States more consistently fails the global test of international consensus than Israel. In July, the U.N. General Assembly declared Israel's defensive fence illegal by a vote of 150 to 6. In defending Israel, America stood almost alone.

You want to appease the "international community"? Sacrifice Israel. Gradually, of course, and always under the guise of "peace." Apply relentless pressure on Israel to make concessions to a Palestinian leadership that has proved (at Camp David in 2000) it will never make peace.

The allies will appreciate that. Then turn around and say to them: We're doing our part (against Israel), now you do yours (in Iraq). If Kerry is elected, the pressure on Israel will begin on day one.

Lest you think Mr. Krauthammer is merely being paranoid, last Friday night senior Kerry foreign policy advisor Richard Holbrooke said the following;

"He [Kerry] has said already he would start intense talks with the allies . . . and he would reach out to the moderate Arab states. He'd put more pressure on Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia above all."

So Kerry will pressure democratic pro-American Israel, just like he'll pressure state sponsor of anti-American terror Syria and troublesome pseudo-ally Saudi Arabia. How encouraging that a Kerry Administration would put Israel in such distinguished company. What better way to make us more respected than to betray a loyal American ally while kowtowing to European and Arab anti-Semitism? The Kerry approach to world affairs won't make us more popular, let alone safer. It will only earn the contempt of our enemies.


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