When did America forget that it’s America?

Natan Sharansky, a human rights activist and former political prisoner in the Soviet Union, is chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

On a number of occasions during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Israeli government has appealed to the United States and its allies to demand a change in Tehran’s aggressive behavior. If Iran wishes to be treated as a normal state, Israel has said, then it should start acting like one. Unfortunately, these appeals have been summarily dismissed. The Obama administration apparently believes that only after a nuclear agreement is signed can the free world expect Iran to stop its attempts at regional domination, improve its human rights record and, in general, behave like the civilized state it hopes the world will recognize it to be.

  • Guest

    “But in today’s postmodern world, when asserting the superiority of liberal democracy over other regimes seems like the quaint relic of a colonialist past, even the United States appears to have lost the courage of its convictions.”
    Imperialist, conservative, redneck, islamophobic dinosaur (probably a homophobe too). Doesn’t he know that all cultures, countries, ideologies and ethical systems are equivalent? Hmm, except for islam, of course, which is superior to everything as allah intended. Even beats the gay-trans club.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I think Natan Sharansky has the answer to his question in the comment section.
    Yesterday’s kooks, nutcases, and trolls are today’s policy makers under the Obama administration.
    Israel, in there minds, is the moral equivalent of Iran, if not even worse.
    There is your baseline assumption that the left is working with Mr. Sharansky.
    I don’t think (if they ever were) are ‘reachable’ any more.

    • His admin is a reflection of today’s “University”.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        You mean THIS administration?
        Yes, absolutely!
        In fact, “University” is all they know.
        Who needs the practical or even ‘the real’ when you have an abundance of theory to draw upon?
        There is no other explanation for people like Marie Harf and Jen Psaki. They are as vapid as they are arrogant in their belief that they really do know it all.

  • David Murrell

    “When did America forget that it was America”?

    In 2008, when President Obama was first elected.

    • Yup.

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        I seem to remember the Republicans screwing things up and that made the American people realize that the Republicans were corrupt, liars, massive spenders, and they ruined the economy. Unless you have amnesia?

        • Billy Bob Thornton

          Don’t forget all the wars on a credit card and leaving Obama with the worst situation ever that any president could ever have. The fact is the era of Reaganism should end because as of now both parties believe in much of the same things whether you think so or not. America needs to bring back manufacturing, end corporate welfare, keep basic programs and write off odious debts and send unnecessary programs to the states. Both parties have ruined the USA. Reaganist policies have led us to this point.

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            But yes Obama is Republican lite. Obama would be far-right in pretty much every other nation in the world.