American Elephants

A Quotation for Today: by The Elephant's Child
February 26, 2013, 8:24 pm
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“Finally, Americans must answer the Islamic world bluntly, and with pride rather than reticence, about why we support and always will protect the Israelis. Our sympathy is not attributable to some mythical Jewish lobby, a CIA plot to put down Islam, or a worldwide conspiracy of Zionists, It is simply because they are the Middle-Eastern state most like ourselves in their commitment to a free society-based on the rule of law and the consent of the governed. Our special relationship with Israel is open equally to an Islamic country that accepts the idea of democracy and the essence of freedom. We must, as a nation, cease the apologetic tone we have developed with the Arab world, and make it clear that their ministers who hector us are not legitimate without elections, their spokesmen are not journalists without a free press, and their intellectuals are not credible without liberty. The right to admonish Americans on questions of morality is not an entitlement, but something earned only through a shared commitment to constitutional government.”
……………………………………….Victor Davis Hanson: “War on all Fronts”

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