You think Republicans favor U.S. independence?!!

There still seem to be Americans who believe that one of the two major parties is dedicated to restoring U.S. sovereignty and independence. I tend to believe that idea is wrong. If America is to be restored and preserved intact for our posterity — shaped and governed as the Founders intended — other political vehicles will have to be devised.

As a bit of evidence of how willing our political leaders are to do anything, no matter how humiliating to be reelected, I have pasted in below part of the text of a Republican donation-seeking mass mailing I received last night. The note was from the party’s House leader John Boehner and clearly shows how willing the Republicans are to grovel before Israel and the U.S. Israel-Firsters if it means more money for the party and a chance for reelection in the fall.

Boehner’s message is that Israel has not humiliated America nearly enough to merit even a squeak of protest from the administration; indeed, Boehner seems to blame President Obama for forcing Netanyahu to behave in public in his true form: that of a crude, war-mongering, two-bit political bully. Boehner suggests that any questioning or criticism of Israel is unAmerican and unworthy of our important ally. Boehner’s note in fact praises the bipartisan abdication of U.S. sovereignty that has occurred over the past 20 years. He thereby makes it very clear that both parties are willing to have Israel take the United States into its religious war so long as campaign donations from AIPAC keep flowing into their pockets. So locked in AIPAC’s thrall is Boehner that he shows no embarrassment or shame in asking for money from the parents of children who have and are dying uselessly for Israel in Iraq.

While it may be an apocryphal story, I recall reading that a young Lieutenant George Patton once offered a Fourth of July toast in the following words: “God bless America, and God damn her enemies.” Though Patton spoke long ago, he somehow knew that Boehner and his like would someday appear and merit God’s damning.

Following is the partial text of Boehner’s e-mail:

“Fellow Friend of Israel,

The Obama Administration’s heated denouncement of our ally Israel’s actions in approving the development of 1600 apartments in East Jerusalem during Vice President Joseph Biden’s visit was beyond irresponsible.

The actions taken by Israel were absolutely consistent with the policy and commitments of three previous U.S. administrations. It is this current administration’s attempt to renege on such previous promises that is abhorrent and should be condemned by all Americans. It is clearly an affront to the values and foundation of our long-term relationship, but most importantly, from a national security standpoint, it is beyond comprehension why this administration would choose to demonize and weaken Israel — the U.S.’s closest friend, the strongest democracy and our most important military ally in the Middle East.

Unfortunately, this development is just another example of how the far left ignores the principles and traditions of America. The Obama Administration has demonstrated a repeated pattern since it took office: while it makes concessions to countries acting contrary to U.S. national interests, it ignores or snubs the commitments, shared values and sacrifices of many of our country’s best allies.”

Author: Michael F. Scheuer

Michael F. Scheuer worked at the CIA as an intelligence officer for 22 years. He was the first chief of its Osama bin Laden unit, and helped create its rendition program, which he ran for 40 months. He is an American blogger, historian, foreign policy critic, and political analyst.