Friday, June 27, 2008

The Benign Domino Theory

This is some of the most direct evidence that the well being of Israel was on the minds of the neocons during the Iraq war build up.

"Then, what can one say about Jennifer Rubin, who accuses me of antisemitism? I must say that's rather thrilling coming from the Commentary crowd. You want evidence of divided loyalties? How about the 'benign domino theory' that so many Jewish neoconservatives talked to me about--off the record, of course--in the runup to the Iraq war, the idea that Israel's security could be won by taking out Saddam, which would set off a cascade of disaster for Israel's enemies in the region? As my grandmother would say, feh! Do you actually deny that the casus belli that dare not speak its name wasn't, as I wrote in February 2003, a desire to make the world safe for Israel?"

We have a mountain of circumstantial evidence that we went to war for Israel. However, these statements from Joe Klein are direct evidence that Israel was a major consideration for those pushing for the invasion of Iraq.



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