Wednesday, December 30, 2009
For Americans, World War II remains the good war—in fact the only US war where a demonstrably evil foreign power was defeated. Today, looking around for a similarly evil regime, the State of Israel seems a close match. Yet, the latter genocide is somehow excused by the former, a rationale that readily falls on its face. Were America to now apply the same standards to Israel as we once did to Germany, we would soon be bombing Tel Aviv and sending an expeditionary force to liberate Gaza and the West Bank. Funny how times change.