Originally Posted by mhgaffney
Negotiating from weakness? You are saying the US is weak? What are you saying exactly?
Your buddy Mahmoud knows America isn't going to attack him. But he knows we might allow Israel to do so. Anything we can do to further highlight that real possibility in his mind is all win.
Direct question, though, Gaff. What does the United States lose by selling weapons to Israel? It's good for US manufacturing, and it's hard to envision a safer place to sell weapons that will never end up pointed at an American soldier.
So what's the problem here?