“Dear President Trump:
These are the moments that make or break a presidency.
First you were tested by a rival — Russia — and utterly failed to appreciate the corrosive impact on our democracy of your indulgence of Russia’s hacking our election. And on Wednesday you’re going to be tested by a friend — Israel — and its prime minister, Bibi Netanyahu. Can you appreciate the corrosive impact on Israel’s democracy of what it’s now doing in the West Bank? I ask because you may be the last man standing between Israel and a complete, self-inflicted disaster for the Jewish state and the Jewish people.
Let me explain it in terms you’ll appreciate: golf. . . . . ”
Excellent op-ed Thomas Friedman. I am with you. “Don’t let the bastards get you down.”
I remain humbled by the complexities of these problems.
I still do not understand, and therefore oppose, our 3.8 billion USD subsidy to Israel, every year for ten years. Can you explain why it makes sense to share our treasure with this Israeli government? Wouldn’t it make Americans safer if we stopped supporting Jews over Muslims in Israel? China has announced that it will or is investing 350 billion USD in sustainable energy systems. Don’t we have better investments that we should be making, to stay competitive with the growing giant of Asia?
David Lindsay, blogs at OnVietnamAndtheWorld.wordpress.com