Friday, October 22, 2004

Krauthammer: Kerry Will Sacrifice Israel

In today's Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer dissects the nuances of John Kerry's foreign policy and concludes that John Kerry will pay for the friendships he wants to build throughout the world with Israel:

The centerpiece of John Kerry's foreign policy is to rebuild our alliances so the world will come to our aid, especially in Iraq. He repeats this endlessly because it is the only foreign policy idea he has to offer. The problem for Kerry is that he cannot explain just how he proposes to do this.

The mere appearance of a Europhilic fresh face is unlikely to so thrill the allies that French troops will start marching down the streets of Baghdad. Therefore, you can believe that Kerry is just being cynical in pledging to bring in the allies, knowing that he has no way of doing it. Or you can believe, as I do, that he means it.

He really does want to end America's isolation. And he has an idea how to do it. For understandable reasons, however, he will not explain how on the eve of an election.

Think about it: What do the Europeans and the Arab states endlessly rail about in the Middle East? What (outside of Iraq) is the area of most friction with U.S. policy? What single issue most isolates America from the overwhelming majority of countries at the United Nations?

The answer is obvious: Israel.

In what currency, therefore, would we pay the rest of the world in exchange for their support in places such as Iraq? The answer is obvious: giving in to them on Israel.

No Democrat will say that openly. But anyone familiar with the code words of Middle East diplomacy can read between the lines. Read what former Clinton national security adviser Sandy Berger said in "Foreign Policy for a Democratic President," a manifesto written while he was a senior foreign policy adviser to Kerry.

Anyone who believes that if elected John Kerry will not propmote the ideas he has puched for the past 30 years, internationalism, UN control of military action, global government seated in the Hague, the reduction in the soze and strength of the military, the ending of US nuclear weapons development etc... is being fooled by campaign rhetoric. Part of Kerry's agenda will be to make the United States a member of the world of nations as opposed to the leader, and if that requires the sacrifice of Israel, so be it.

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