Calling All American Jews: WHY Do You Support Obama?
Posted by cann0nba11 on May 6, 2009
Why did nearly 80% of the Jewish vote go to Obama? This is a serious question, I truly want replies. I’ve read a couple of articles, but none dio more than say “told you so” to those that said that McCain would gain more Jewish votes due to Obama’s willingness to appease Palestinian supporters.
There are those that say Iran should have nucear weapons, since Israel has them. And, we know that Israel has nuclear weapons (possibly as many as 200 war heads). (note: I don’t recall Israel expressing any interest in removing other countries from the map.) But the US government cannot officially state this, otherwise it would have to stop providing Israel billions in aid every year. The US position was recently reported by the Washington Times:
“Instead of defensively trying to ignore Israels nuclear status, the United States and Israel should proactively call for regional dialogue to specify the conditions necessary to achieve a zone free of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons,” she wrote.
The paper recommends that Israel take steps to disarm in exchange for its neighbors getting rid of chemical and biological weapons programs as well as Iran forgoing uranium enrichment.”
The position of Israel in the Middle East is unique. They are not just simply another nation among many. They had been the one successful continuous democracy in that region, save Turkey, and quite obviously surrounded by nations explicitly threatening to annihilate them. Israel had to develop a deterrent that would keep a nation of 5 million people alive among 100 million enemies.
Over the years, some of those neighbors have moderated their stance somewhat towards Israel; Egypt and Jordan have diplomatic relations with Israel, but in Egypt’s case only because Washington pays them to do it. None of the rest of the nations in that region even recognize Israel’s existence, and two of them — Syria and Iran — have a long-running proxy war of terror running against Israel. Under those conditions, Israel can be forgiven for thinking that a deterrent is still a damned good idea.
Besides, the Iranian nuclear program threatens the US as well. We want to stop Iran from building nukes to keep them out of the hands of terrorists, and not just those aimed at Israel. They don’t call us the Great Satan out of respect, after all, and Iranian leadership has been just as annihilationist towards America as it has been towards Israel. Instead of disarming our allies, maybe we should just concentrate on disarming our enemies.
Does anyone reading this honestly think that Iran will give up nuclear weapons?