torsdag 27 september 2007
Ron Paul och Israel
Alla presidentkandidater i USA tävlar om att uttala sitt villkorslösa stöd för Israel. Men inte Ron Paul. Kan detta bli en tröskelfråga som avgör valet redan på förhand ?
Harwardprofessorerna JOHN J. MEARSHEIMER and STEPHEN M. WALT som skrev boken ‘The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy’ konstaterar följande i första kapitlet i sin bok:
"How should the United States address global warming, combat terrorism, and reverse the erosion of its international image? On these and many other issues, we can confidently expect lively disagreements among the various candidates.
Yet on one subject, we can be equally confident that the candidates will speak with one voice. In 2008, as in previous election years, serious candidates for the highest office in the land will go to considerable lengths to express their deep personal commitment to one foreign country-Israel-as well as their determination to maintain unyielding U.S. support for the Jewish state. Each candidate will emphasize that he or she fully appreciates the multitude of threats facing Israel and make it clear that, if elected, the United States will remain firmly committed to defending Israel's interests under any and all circumstances. None of the candidates is likely to criticize Israel in any significant way or suggest that the United States ought to pursue a more evenhanded policy in the region. Any who do will probably fall by the wayside."
Frågan är synnerligen allvarlig. Lyssna här på en 30 minuters radiointervju med Ron Paul om utrikespolitik och Israel.