Resolution would allow Israel to commit U.S. to war

According to this story in the HuffPo, a group of U.S. Senators wants to pass a resolution in support of Israel.

The United States would back Israel militarily if the Mideast ally were to attack Iran in self-defense, a bipartisan group of senators said Thursday in introducing a forceful resolution.

This fits right in with the new definition of self-defense which now includes attacking another country because you think they might attack you or might have the capability of attacking you sometime in the future.

“No one wants another conflict anywhere in the world militarily, but we also don’t want a nuclear-capable Iran,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a news conference.

A pretty good case can be made that the government of any country that is as much under military threat from the U.S. and Israel as Iran is, would be derelict if it weren’t pursuing nuclear weapons.

The rest of the quotes in the article are essentially politicians swearing that this is not a blank check to Israel, even though that’s what it amounts to.  Of course, U.S. foreign policy has, for decades, put U.S. military, economic, and diplomatic power behind Israel.

The group hopes to pass the resolution before President Barack Obama’s expected trip to Israel in March.

As the Times of Israel has already reported, Obama is expected to commit U.S. lives and treasure to stop Iran’s nuclear program if Israel promises to sit it out.