Israel Can Win

Don’t look away, Mr. Prime Minister. Look at Him! He is reaching out to you for your guts. He has none and certainly needs some. However, you need and had best keep yours.

Israel Can Win, Washington Free BeaconMatthew Continetti, July 25, 2014

If Obama doesn’t save Hamas

Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu

Who wants a ceasefire? Obama and Kerry. They need the diplomatic victory after the failure of their misguided and poorly executed bid to reconcile the irreconcilable. The president’s approval rating on foreign policy is abysmal. A ceasefire might help the American people forget, just for a moment, that their president has failed to influence events in Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq, let alone advance American interests overseas. Since he became president, Israel is the one country in the world in whose affairs President Obama has seemed at all interested in intervening. It is the one country whose politics and actions Obama has had no trouble judging harshly. Next to golf, it’s his favorite pastime.

Slandered, despised, insulted, degraded, Israel is nonetheless winning its war against Hamas. The number of rocket attacks launched by…

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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One Response to Israel Can Win

  1. bliffle says:

    International goodwill and respect for the US (as well as fear of our military power and civilian decision-making) were severely damaged by the ill-advised invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. It’ll take two generations to get over those blunders, so it behooves us to lay low and build up our reserves. Nevertheless, IMO we should have sent in special forces troops to seize the evidence after the recent airline shootdown.

    But in this column everything is pinned on Personal Animosity toward Obama, which I think weakens the hawks arguments, so the doves win, and they’ll continue to win. Perhaps the right even loses the coming election because of their obvious bullying and bad temper, which offends everyone.

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