Friday, September 21, 2007

Why doesn't Giuliani just enter the Likud Party primaries instead?

Rudolph Giuliani has outdone his opponents in the competition to mindlessly pander to hard-line supporters of Israeli foreign policy. He has come out in favor of Israel joining NATO. Let us be clear about this: If Israel were a member of NATO, ANY attack on Israel would, by law, be treated as an attack on the United States, and our country would be treaty-bound to defend Israel.

Is this a wise foreign policy for the United States or for any other member of NATO? I think not.

Of course, a Giuliani administration might prove to have the same respect for treaties that the current administration has had, although I suspect this would one treaty that they would honor.

Glenn Greenwald has a good essay on this in Salon.

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