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The Defense Secretary Gives Israel 'A Turn of the Screw'

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s  “chiding” of Israel, as the Washington Postput it, was a strange performance, so muddled in its ignorance of fact and logic that one wonders if the Secretary was attempting some rhetorical misdirection to lull our enemies into complacency. Unfortunately, the more likely reason for his misguided remarks is the dead hand of foreign policy received wisdom and unexamined ideas.

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