Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Will Israel run Obama's foreign policy?

By all appearances, President Obama has bowed to the pro-Israel lobby and supporters of AIPAC and he has forced Charles Freeman to step down from consideration to head the National Intelligence Council.

Glenn Greenwald notes:  
In the U.S., you can advocate torture, illegal spying, and completely optional though murderous wars and be appointed to the highest positions.  But you can't, apparently, criticize Israeli actions too much or question whether America's blind support for Israel should be re-examined...
...Does anyone doubt that it's far more permissible in American political culture to criticize actions of the American government than it is the actions of the Israeli Government?   Isn't that rather odd, and quite self-evidently destructive?

Nobody is better than Greenwald on this issue.  I.F. Stone reincarnated.

For the record, the opposing view is presented by Jeffrey Goldberg.

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