Quote For The Day IV

"If Israel is a normal state then it just can’t behave this way and be our favorite ally. I think that the present moment may be propitious because the fact that it was Turkeyonce Israel’s closest friend in the region, a NATO partner, a Western-oriented Islamic state which is also democratic and one with huge and growing influence in the regionthat was affected, offended, and insulted meant that even the White House could not ignore what happened," - Tony Judt, to Marc Tracy.

His op-ed today felt mangled to me, coerced into a structure that made little sense. He's more coherent when not in the NYT.