Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wishful thinking of a Likudnik

"Dore Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and former aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that Arab democracy could make Israel more secure.
“For years, Arab leaders who thought they had legitimacy problems because they were not elected played several chords to the populace — Arab unity, Islamic solidarity, and most important, the struggle against Israel,” he said. “So if you have regimes legitimized by democratic elections and accountable governance, then they will depend less on the conflict for their own internal standing.”"" One more time: it is not that Arab leaders who instigated their people against Israel.  Far from it.  It is the Arab people who tried under tyrannical governments to instigate their leaders against Israel, to no avail.