Really? Can anybody name a single thing that Israel has *ever* done for the United States? C'mon, surely Israel has contributed at least ONE soldier to some U.S.-led peacekeeping operation, right? And basing rights... surely there is at least ONE U.S. base in Israel, right? Can anybody name it?
I mean, c'mon. "Ally" implies that Israel does something for the US in exchange for the US doing lots of things for Israel (over $4 billion lots of things a year, to start with). So what is it that the US gets for its $4 billion lots of things a year that it does for Israel? Other than a lot of headaches from Arabs upset about it? Anybody?
-- Badtux the Ally Penguin