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Outrageous Outrage Over White House 'Jerusalem' Photo Op

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Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)8/16/2011 12:47:15 pm PDT

re: #8 sliv_the_eli

Bull shit. If the Arab states did not have oil, the United States would have long ago located its embassy in Jerusalem, as it does in the capital city of every other country with which we have diplomatic relations, and would not hesitate to identify the country in which Jerusalem is located.

I agree.

That we do not do so is solely a function of wanting to avoid causing offense to those who control the West’s access to oil.

Yep.

That is the epitome of kowtowing, which, Mr. Webster, refers to acting obsequiously, not to actually being subservient to another.

Ah, you just love the word so much. Yes, the US deals dimplomatically with regimes it would otherwise have nothing to do with because of oil. However, this doesn’t somehow take it out of the realm of politics and diplomacy, and I’ve got no fucking clue why you think it does.

The US can’t suddenly go off oil. It’s not actually possible. The oil is needed. In order to get off it, in order to be able to fully support Israel, we need to change away from an oil-based economy.

Until that happens, no matter how much it may ‘outrage’ you, the US really does actually have to deal with those states for oil.