Yesterday my friend MJ Rosenberg noted what, according to former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, was the upside of 9/11 (you read that correctly). Here's what Netanyahu had to say at a speech at Bar Ilan University:
We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq…[events that] swung American public opinion in our favor.
He uttered these words at Bar Ilan University as reported by the Ma'ariv newspaper—it seems the speech was in Hebrew (read: something we weren't supposed to know about). But MJ reminds us that is nothing new for Netanyahu. Here is what he said in September 2001:
It's very good. Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy…[and] strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we've experienced terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive hemorrhaging of terror.
So sayeth the best friend that American neocons have in Israel—a thought that should give all pause. ‘Nuff said.