Almost the entire world is appalled at the farce of the Palin pick, and what it says about McCain's contempt for foreign policy and national security. Here's a take from Israel:

"This would never have happened in Israel, ever" remarked a journalist friend, referring to the choice of Governor Palin, whose credentials in the realms of foreign policy, statecraft and the military are limited in the extreme. With irony bordering on the painful, the journalist added, "Sarah Palin has restored my faith in Israel."

Yes: Palin would be an unimaginable pick in any other advanced country. Foreign leaders and publics have been told one thing by this selection: McCain is not a serious world leader. But for neocons who regard alliances as impediments to the projection of raw military power, the opinions of mankind are actually a reason to vote for Palin.

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