Tuesday, February 25, 2003

One additional comment on Israel, since I'm imagining the response to my impatience coming this way from the weak and well meaning: If the Israeli right did not receive so much support from this country there would be no need for the left to compromise morality to practical politics. The Israeli moral economy is a bubble that will soon either collapse or burst, and which way it goes depends on Israelis having a courage they seem to lack.
Our support of their illusions only increases the odds of catastrophe.

I'm all in favor of support for the anti-war effort from liberal imperialists, but Nicholas Kristof's attempt to argue against war by using Eisenhower's response to Nasser, including reference to the contemporary comparison of Nasser to Hitler, still annoys me.

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