Ken Blackwell

If the Israelis do not act, then Iran will get the bomb. The people who adopted suicide bombing from the Japanese Kamikaze pilots of World War II cannot be deterred by threats to retaliate against them. They, too, are a suicide cult. They, too, can be stopped only by force.

Israel must decide the time and the means. That's why there is a Jewish State.

It is also worth noting that Laurent Fabius, the Foreign Minister of France, has called the fruitless negotiations in Geneva “a sucker’s deal.” We have good indication that if this French socialist had not objected, Sec. John Kerry might even now have been trumpeting his bad deal, his very bad deal. After all, why should he be the only Democratic nominee of late to be denied his Nobel Peace Prize?

(We can all stand ready for Bill Clinton to troop off to Oslo to get his Peace Prize for the Clinton Global Initiative.)

This is not the first time John Kerry has been bested by a French socialist. In the 1980s, young Kerry was all-out for the Nuclear Freeze. But France’s socialist President Francois Mitterrand saw through this KGB ruse and lined up with the steadfast President Ronald Reagan, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

Had the world followed John Kerry’s lead then, we might still have a Berlin Wall, an East & West Germany, a splintered NATO, and a Russian power rising up in the Kremlin. Only the revived Russian power has come about. But it is still early in this debacle of a second term.

For these reasons, we need to look to Jerusalem for our security. Once again, the peace of Jerusalem is linked to the fate of the world. This time, let us pray the leaders of the Jewish state do their duty without fear, without interference, and without deference to a muddled leadership in the White House.


Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at Townhall.com, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
 
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