January 22, 2008

How to Respond to Bombardment from Across the Border

Excerpted from How to Respond to Bombardment from Across the Border:

Israel has been under siege from missiles and rockets day in, day out ever since it withdrew from Gaza on Sep. 12, 2005. Israel is a tiny country, wedged in between the sea and a great swath of hostile Arab territories. Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are within easy range of the land the peace processors have set aside in their imaginations for a Palestinian state.

Imagine the U.S. tolerating a situation in which there is relentless bombardment from across its border, and the regime there in power not only tolerates it but facilitates it; not only facilitates it, but makes clear that it is a picture of the Israeli future.

Not only the U.S., but any and all governments, would respond forcefully, more forcefully than Israel had responded.