Another 9/11 Legacy
Ezra HaLevi writes at Arutz Sheva that according to former Shabak (General Security Services) head, Avi Dichter, the US had a defense embargo on Israel prior to 9/11. Of course, it was enacted at the start of the Oslo War, so we all know whom to thank. Apparently it was because of Israel's policy of targeted killings, and the US didn't want "their" helicopters used in this way (thank you, Europe, for the right amount of pressure, btw).
"The embargo was lifted after the 9/11 attacks", Dichter said in his speech, going on to insinuate that the US itself was forced to adopt the same policy in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Once again we have proof that we were behind the curve in realizing the terrorist threat facing the world until it affected us. Before that, we sat in pious judgment while our ally was being brutally attacked by this vicious and heartless enemy. But not only did we judge, we acted. We put an embargo! Now, I can't say I'm thrilled it took Bush so long to repeal it, but at least he finally stopped the hypocrisy.
The Dems need to lead the fight against the Islamist enemies if they want to be taken seriously in '08. They have a lot to make up for.