How the U.S. Became Israel — And Who It Benefits
By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
September 20, 2012
In an important article in The American Conservative, international relations scholar Andrew J. Bacevich argues that the U.S. has become Israel — a geopolitical metamorphosis that does not augur well for the supposed dominant partner in the so-called “special relationship”:
A nation seeking peace-as-dominion will use force more freely. This has long been an Israeli predilection. Since the end of the Cold War and especially since 9/11, however, it has become America’s as well. As a consequence, U.S. national-security policy increasingly conforms to patterns of behavior pioneered by the Jewish state. This “Israelification” of U.S. policy may prove beneficial for Israel. Based on the available evidence, it’s not likely to be good for the United States.