Friday, May 24, 2013

Israel's Sense of Purpose: Pete Hegseth

Very nice piece here about the relationship and similarities between BEEEEG SATAN and LEEETLE SATAN. 

The whole thing is great, and very insightful.

I liked this part:

"As an observer, I react to the realities of Israeli life with both envy and relief"

"Nobody wants to live under the threat of constant attack from enemies right next door, under ceaseless and often unfair international scrutiny, defending his homeland by day and living with the memories of mass genocide at night. You talk to any Israeli today, and he wants peace — to be sure, a just peace. But at the same time, I find myself envious of the gravity and substance of the Israelis’ task. The historic nature of Israel’s struggle for self-determination, freedom, and prosperity underscores the gravity of their circumstances and fortifies my commitment to America’s responsibility as their ally."