it's a lobbyist feedback loop
we give money to Israel, part of it is used for lobbying (AIPAC)
so basicly, the taxpayer pays to lobby against himself
(as a side note, rest assured that wall street admired this lobbyying model, just imagine how much of the bailout will go for lobbying against the taxpayer - goodbye democracy)
(as expected, your question sent a lot of people foaming at the mouth - question Israel, and your character gets assasinated like clockwork, no matter how legitimate the question)
and all of the 'fighting terrorism' stuff is incredibly non-analyitical. without our support for israel, we wouldnt have terrorism toward the USA, or at least very little. Pat Buchanan has said exactly that, and he's right
people who say we 'need a friend' in the region dont know our history - we actually had several before israel, including Iran
and all this stuff about israel's 'prosperity' is a hoot. if my county received as much taxpayer money per person as israel, our streets would be paved in gold. and we're actually taxpayers to the USA - if they're so 'prosperous' then why do they get so much welfare from the USA - anyone ever think about that little contradiction?
"Marshall was again named TIME's Man of the Year in 1948, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. As Secretary of State, Marshall strongly opposed recognizing the State of Israel, telling President Truman, "If you (recognize the state of Israel) and if I were to vote in the election, I would vote against you." In 1949, he resigned from the State Department and was named president of the American National Red Cross."
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