Speaking Truth to Power – The Ya’alon Controversy

It’s also worth noting that the State Department’s reaction to Ya’alon’s remarks is completely disproportionate to its reaction when other countries, including its other allies, criticize the U.S. In fact, Obama and Kerry say far worse things about Israel’s leaders as a matter of course than Ya’alon said about either of them.

Taking everything into account, it’s not wrong to be right and besides, it’s too late now to try to stop the conversation. So rather than getting furious at Ya’alon’s blunt candor for stating what for many is obvious, the Administration may wish to consider that if this is what a senior leader of one of its staunchest allies in the world is thinking – one that wants to see a powerful and respected U.S. – then what must be going through the minds of our enemies?

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