Brutal Analysis on Israel’s Rationale

You mean the IDF sent commandos to take over a ship packed with opponents of Israel’s blockade in international waters and thought everyone would just wave the white flag (which, by some accounts, they did). This was either truly dangerous incompetence or Cheney-esque bravado. Or both. And, yes, the US doesn’t have a strong moral position on this after the Bush-Cheney years. Netanyahu is simply being Israel’s Cheney. Comforting thought, no?

What I learn from this is that Israel under its current government is quite capable of attacking Iran – against US wishes – and failing to gain anything but a brief breathing space and deeper and deeper isolation.

Andrew Sullivan – From the Daily Dish

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