Is Israel the 51st state?

To hear the political discourse around here one would think so. 1. People seem to thin that it is our responsibility to protect Israel. This is not distrubing in and of itself. What IS disturbing is that there are many other countries embroiled in violence. Should we not protect them as well? Why is Israel... show more To hear the political discourse around here one would think so.
1. People seem to thin that it is our responsibility to protect Israel. This is not distrubing in and of itself. What IS disturbing is that there are many other countries embroiled in violence. Should we not protect them as well? Why is Israel special?
2.Theyhave nukes anyway. Even though it is a clear violation for them to have nukes. So why do we sanction Iran for it and defend Israel? Let's leave BOTH of them alone.
3. Why should we be UNCONDITIONAL allies of ANYBODY?
That is bad for us as a nation.
4. Our Presidential candidates have to affirm their support of a foreign nation?
I thought they were running for President of the United States of America. The only nation they should support unconditionally is this one.
Your thoughts?
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