Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New House GOP Leader: Republicans Screwed Up National Security Far Worse Than We Thought

Incoming House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently, issued this statement recounting the discussion:
Eric stressed that the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the Administration and what has been, up until this point, one party rule in Washington. He made clear that the Republican majority understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States, and that the security of each nation is reliant upon the other.

The United States relies on Israel for American national security? Why would an adult say something so stupid? Is it in some right-wing Biblical interpretation? Did Rush Limbaugh announce it recently? Was it part of a Glenn Beck chart?

If Rep. Cantor does not believe what he said, he should recant. If he believes it, he should explain so our nation can correct the problem.

Either way, Rep. Cantor should check lost-and-found for his principles concerning "usurp[ing] the executive branch’s time-honored foreign-policy authority." It appears they have been abandoned.


Rex said...


Sadly enough, I think it was more of a international right-wing love fest.

I think, unfortunately, Rep. Cantor likely has an affinity for the Israeli national defense. And honestly, if I lived in a country surrounded on all sides by adversaries who believed my very existence was a blasphemy and a sacrilege, I'd likely be a fan also.

The reality is, Israel is the best friend we have in the Middle East, and sadly, probably the only one. It is probably also accurate that the Mossad is probably one of the finest intelligence organizations the world over and to the extent that US and global energy policy since WWII and British colonialism and Pax Brittanica before then dictated the course of this region of the world and is in large part responsible for the plight of the Middle East and their emnity toward the West, it is, I'm afraid, accurate to say that to the extent that our national security is imperiled because of well-earned Middle Eastern hostilities, that a strong Israel is vital to our security, both here at home and most certainly abroad.

Infinonymous said...

We should either make Israel the 51st state or stop treating it like one.

It might be less costly, from several perspectives, to hand every Israeli a one-way ticket to the United States than to continue to try to maintain Israel's unsustainable current trajectory.

Rex said...


We would be interfering with The Books of Daniel and Revelation regarding the final rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon and Armageddon.

I'm with you, let's issue the one-way tickets.

I'm jesting of course. We helped procure their homeland, they have the right to self-determination, as do all free peoples.

They already are our 51st state, unfortunately, we treat them better than most of our other 50.

We have a moral obligation to Israel not merely to protect them, but to wage and win, worldwide, the war on poverty, famine and lack of education. It would help is we would stop pillaging their resources so they (the rest of the world) could ttake care of themselves. Then perhaps we would find that when we educate the rest of the world's women they would better utilize being the majority and stop letting extremists talk their children into acts of barbarity out of a need to not starve.

And fathers would have so much fun playing with their kids (because they can eat, play and get medical care) to go off committing acts of brutality out of anger and hatred derived from watching their loved ones suffer.