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...what in recent US foreign policy could be considered beneficial to Israel (or indeed anyone in the Middle East)? And I don't mean that as a rhetorical question. Sure, on the surface, I could see why taking out your enemies would be considered beneficial, but the devil you know... Is Israel safer with Iraq in its current state than with Iraq and a neutered Saddam? And as far as Iran goes, are we to assume that the Ayatollahs are suicidal maniacs? Seems to me they've been in charge of the country a bit too long to be suicidal, at least...

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 12:22:47 PM EST
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Beneficial to the vision of Israel that is held by their friends.

The view that the effect of those policies is to preclude the development of a stable Israel that has a long-term future is not one available to them ...

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 12:24:39 PM EST
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If the US attacks Iran, there will be a lot of rockets fired unto northern Israel. Israel has shown complete tactical ineptitude in its last exchange with Hezbollah. Wonder if that has changed.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 12:58:59 PM EST
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