Andrew Sullivan finds this quote from a high-ranking Israeli government official:
"The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years," - Eli Yishai, Israel's Interior Minister.
So how do we justify calling the country run by this kind of person our most import ally? How much difference is there between this strategy and the German strategy of "systematic under-feeding" in the concentration camps?
Yishai is wrong about the forty years, of course. You can't keep a people in the middle ages without making their society a vast highly-regulated prison camp.
Israel has already lost Europe. If it continues it's neo-fascist drift, it will lose the US as well.