Instapundit agrees with this analysis by Charles Krauthammer on Kerry's unspoken intentions towards Israel. First Krauthammer speaks about the difficulty in pulling off what Kerry has promised to do.
The mere appearance of a Europhilic fresh face is unlikely to so thrill the
allies that French troops will start marching down the streets of Baghdad.
Therefore, you can believe that Kerry is just being cynical in pledging to bring
in the allies, knowing that he has no way of doing it. Or you can believe, as I
do, that he means it.
I believe that Kerry may actually mean it. In the context of his past and his very outspoken globalism, one can only conclude that like it or not, the man really is a "peace-loving citizen of the world" at heart. Now the problem I see developing for the Dems is that the moderate section of their party; the one that claims Joe Lieberman and all Jews; thinks that Kerry is being cynical is a calculated political move. Why do I even pose the thought? Well, Krauthammer answers with his analysis of Kerry's silent intentions.
Think about it: What do the Europeans and the Arab states endlessly rail about
in the Middle East? What (outside of Iraq) is the area of most friction with
U.S. policy? What single issue most isolates America from the overwhelming
majority of countries at the United Nations? The answer is obvious: Israel. In
what currency, therefore, would we pay the rest of the world in exchange for
their support in places such as Iraq? The answer is obvious: giving in to them
We already know that the only time the Kerry campaign has been expressly pro-Israel was in the Vice-Presidential debate through the mouth of John Edwards. Even then, one must remember that Edwards is an evangelical, a Southern one at that, and because of this religious tie will feel more of a bond with Israel than a staunch Roman Catholic might. (For a great primer on this topic read this article
) Otherwise John Kerry has flip-flopped in verbal silence on Israel several times. (CBS Example
) In the end, none of us can be sure of Kerry's intentions, however, I suggest that simply look at the man and listen to his words over the past year and half. Then ask yourself this question, "Can I see this man changing his mind and selling out Israel for political points overseas and at home?" I don't know what your answer is, but I know mine.