Thursday, December 08, 2011

Glick's JPost OpEd is a Mess of Mischarecterizations (Part 4)

I have a few short notes of response to Caroline Glick's 12/5/11 oped in the Jerusalem Post. For the sake of the discussion and clarity, I'll separate my points into individual posts.  Here is part 1here is part 2; and here is part 3

After a pile of lies about Ambassador Gutman and Leon Panetta, Glick brings her article to a conclusion with this howler:
The end result is the same in either case: Under President Obama, the US government has become hostile to Israel’s national rights and strategic imperatives. Under Obama, the US is no longer Israel’s ally.

The US is no longer Israel's ally? Has Glick forgotten the aid money? Has she forgotten the firm defense in the UN? The military assistance? The frequent promises that the Israel-US relationship is special and unbreakable? How much more evidence, and how many more assurances do people like Caroline Glick need? And even if she insists on treating Obama and Clinton in the manner of a petulant, ungrateful, supremely demanding teenager, what about Congress? Is there anyone in Congress, apart from crazed outliers like Ron Paul and Maxine Waters, who have pledged to give Israel anything less than unconditional love and support?

Here are the facts, as aptly summarized by Avi Shafran: 
The Obama administration has provided more security assistance to Israel than any American administration; he has repeatedly declared (first in 2009 in Cairo during his speech to the Arab world) that the bond between the U.S. and Israel is "unbreakable"; his Secretary of State lectured Al-Jazeera that "when the Israelis pulled out of Lebanon they got Hezbollah and 40,000 rockets and when they pulled out of Gaza they got Hamas and 20,000 rockets"; his State Department has condemned the Palestinian Authority's "factually incorrect" denial of the Western Wall's connection to the Jewish people; and much more.
I remind you again that Israel's generals have a favorable view of Obama and so do most Israelis. So how can Glick's whining be taken seriously? Worse, how did the JPost permit it to be published?

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