Once a while, there are some voices of reasoning. I was surprised to read these comments by CNN anchor Lou Dobbs.

While the United States provides about $2.5 billion in military and economic aid to Israel each year, U.S. aid to Lebanon amounts to no more than $40 million. This despite the fact that the per capita GDP of Israel is among the highest in the world at $24,600, nearly four times as high as Lebanon’s GDP per capita of $6,200.

Lebanon’s lack of wealth is matched by the Palestinians — three out of every four Palestinians live below the poverty line. Yet the vast majority of our giving in the region flows to Israel. This kind of geopolitical inconsistency and shortsightedness has contributed to the Arab-Israeli conflict that the Western world seems content to allow to perpetuate endlessly.

Today I had another discovery, i.e in the US media an Israeli casuality is mourned more than a US casuality. While in the last week 29 Isreali lives have been lost, In Iraq 10 American lives have alos been lost. But these ten American got miniscule media attention compared to those Israeli casualities.

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