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djones520
09-19-2009, 09:29 PM
In a little noticed interview with the Daily Beast (presumably little noticed because serious people don't read the Daily Beast), Zbigniew Brzezinski suggests that Barack Obama do more than just refuse to support an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites -- the American president must give the order to shoot down Israeli aircraft as they cross Iraqi airspace:


DB: How aggressive can Obama be in insisting to the Israelis that a military strike might be in Americaís worst interest?

Brzezinski: We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?

DB: What if they fly over anyway?

Brzezinski: Well, we have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you arenít just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse.


Contrary to Brezinski's half-hearted disclaimer that no one wishes for such an outcome, there are plenty on the left who would delight in a pitched battle between the United States and Israel. Democrats in Congress routinely support resolutions affirming Israel's right to take whatever steps it deems necessary to assure its own national defense. And Obama has at least paid lip service to the concept. But hostility to Israel among the rank and file is very real on the left -- and among "realists."


http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/09/brezinski_calls_for_obama_to_s.asp

Hat tip to Happy Fun Ball at CC for finding the story.

Rockntractor
09-19-2009, 09:33 PM
People want to talk about rioting and civil unrest this would cause it guaranteed!

djones520
09-19-2009, 09:36 PM
Don't count on it ever happening. Obama would lose his Jewish support quicker then you could blink your eyes.

Rockntractor
09-19-2009, 09:39 PM
Don't count on it ever happening. Obama would lose his Jewish support quicker then you could blink your eyes.

Could you imagine New York City the day after doing something like that?

SarasotaRepub
09-19-2009, 10:04 PM
Don't count on it ever happening. Obama would lose his Jewish support quicker then you could blink your eyes.

I'm not so sure...his ego would let him do it.