Originally Posted by BigBucksT
Well, by that I obviously do not mean every citizen of every country. What I suppose I mean are the likes of Iran's leader, Saddam Hussein (deceased), and every other country that doesn't recognize them as a real country. Obviously, I speak only of the leaders and the radical citizens of those countries. I truly believe that it's in the US's best interest to have an ally in the Middle East. You may not agree with this because it's not politically correct, but Israel in many ways is a gift to the USA.
Okay...again, I don't really want to discuss right or wrong in terms of the creation of Israel...but please do remember that if not for the creation of that state, the terrorist threat percieved as coming from the Middle East would not exist.
Isreal isn't a gift to the USA, it is a creation OF the USA. Without US support it would not have been recognized as a nation.
But thank you for clarifying your original statement so that it is not such a broad and unfair generalization. It may seem mere political correctness, but the epistemic violence inherent in such generalizations is very dangerous and harmful.