Mike Gallagher

As Stewart said, the entire Mideast situation is a mess. Of course it's complicated and nuanced.

But for me, things get pretty simple when I know that one side wants the other side dead.

Hamas, Hezbollah, and other Arab terror groups are committed to the destruction of Israel, a position supported by millions in the Muslim world.

All Israel wants to do is survive.

If Canada suddenly started raining rockets down on Buffalo, New York, I wonder if there would be worldwide condemnation over the United States' inevitable “disproportionate response.”

Not likely.

When I have guests on my radio show to discuss the Mideast, I often ask them why they believe so many liberal Americans don't have the wisdom to defend Israel.

Jackie Mason, one of the funniest people on the planet, told me he thinks it has something to do with liberals and Jews feeling oppressed and maligned and always longing for an underdog, and that they have somehow (stupidly) convinced themselves that the Palestinians are underdogs.

But perhaps the most astute observation came from Bill Gertz of the Washington Times. He believes that many American liberals, who have an utter contempt for the United States already, simply view Israel as a U.S. outpost in the Middle East. They resent the military might of our own country and they view Israel an extension of that dominance.

I think that's as good an explanation as I've ever heard.

Jon Stewart, and others like him, should be ashamed of themselves. No right-minded, clear-thinking American should waiver in supporting Israel in its current battle with Hamas.

Man up, Mr. Stewart, and do the right thing. You can still be Comedy Central's superstar if you do.

Perhaps you'll even sleep better at night. Unless, of course, your wife comes screaming into your bedroom.


Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.