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  •  well, i'm cutting that gordian knot (1+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane

    as i think "the interests of Israel" are really "the parochial resentments of some of the least cosmopolitan people around."

    I also don't think it's (a) necessarily a conflict to vote based on the interests of a foreign country as long as one subjectively sees the interests aligned in the U.S., and (b) I don't see how it's necessarily bad, as long as there are competing interest groups that can roughly counterbalance each other.  In the case of Israel, I think the thumb on the scale comes from conservative Christians, but only Jews get criticized for the dual loyalty charge.  Clinton supporting NATO expansion to win eastern european ethnic votes in the midwest in 1996 was pretty awful, too.  Are we really militarily committed to defending Slovakia from invasion?  Should we be?

    "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

    by Loge on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 09:45:16 AM PDT

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