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Gates: Israel Ungrateful

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates must have caught my latest post, as now he’s willing to publicly blast Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Gates claims Netanyahu’s policies are ungrateful towards the US and are isolating Israel on a global level. Well, glad to help you see the light, Mr. Gates. =D

Gates believes Netanyahu’s government has offered the Obama administration “nothing in return” for its generous security aid, saying his methods are “endangering his country by refusing to grapple with Israel’s growing isolation and with the demographic challenges it faces [occupying Palestine].”

Oh, sure. Now that he’s out of power, he chimes in, which I guess is better than nothing. It’s just a shame that more senior officials would rather keep their job than speak the truth.

But I guess that’s our fault. As the voting public, it’s up to us to hold civil servants – elected or not – accountable for their actions. And if our politicians suck, it’s only because we’ve let them get away with too much.