"An Epidemic Of Not Watching," Ctd

Israelis overwhelmingly back the assault on the Mavi Marmara:

Eighty five percent (85%) of the respondents indicated that Israel either did not use enough force (39%) or the right amount of force (46%) regarding the recent ship boarding incident. Only eight percent (8%) of respondents felt that Israel used too much force. Sixty one percent (61%) felt that Israel should not adjust its tactics to elicit a more favorable international reaction. Seventy three percent (73%) of those polled indicated that Israel should not open up Gaza to international humanitarian shipments.

A majority, fifty nine percent (59%) responded that they definitely should not open Gaza to international humanitarian shipments. A majority of those polled, fifty six percent (56%) indicated that Israel should not agree to an international inquiry committee to investigate the incident.

More revealing is the attitude toward the reaction of the US government. Washington, almost alone among capitals, declined to render judgment. That didn't cut any ice:

Seventy one percent (71%) disliked U.S. President Barack Obama with forty seven percent (47%) expressing a strong dislike. In all, sixty three percent (63%) of those polled were dissatisfied with the American government's reaction to the incident.

Israelis view Obama the way Sarah Palin does. And this even after he rolled over completely.