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A Friend for All Seasons

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.


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So do you disagree with Netanyahu, or are you just criticizing him for speaking the truth?

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