Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

      We're in a traditional mess just now in the Middle East involving traditional players--Iran, Israel, ourselves.  We probably have only limited control over whether or not Iran becomes a nuclear power.  Our real argument just now seems to be with our old friend, Israel.

     Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyhu says the U.S. does not have the "moral right" to forestall military action.
 By Israel, I guess, against the Arabs.  Well, no.  Nor by the Arabs againat Israel, come to that.  Every country, democracy or dictatorship, must figure out what wars it is willing to risk and who will aid or oppose it if it risks one.

     The White House meanwhile has announced that President Obama will not meet with Netanyahu later this month
.  I think that's called a hint.

     I've quoted before here a preacher of my childhood who said early in the atomic age, "For the first time, man has the capacity t
o destroy God's created order."  We've only used it twice--Hiroshima and Nagasaki--but I worry a lot about when we blunder into using our (everyone's) bombs again.



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