- The Washington Times - Friday, December 9, 2011

The remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, coupled with those of Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman, represent a concerted effort by the Obama administration to denigrate Israel and diminish American support for our only real democratic ally in the Middle East (“Blaming the victim - again,” Commentary, Thursday).

If this is the agenda of the present administration, one can only imagine what will occur if President Obama is elected to a second term. We would be imperiling the very existence of the Jewish state by re-electing its critics.

NELSON MARANS

Silver Spring