Isolationists typically put American blood over every other consideration, even American blood. They do this without realizing it. Israel, whether one sees it as simply an independent nation or not, it is one of the few democracies in the world, Japan is another, along with Germany. What these two nations have in common is they were our enemies during World War II. Therefore, we wrote their existence. Due to atrocities committed by the Germans, without aid, Israel became a protected nation, by us, the victorious nation.
The fact is, whether isolationists want to acknowledge it or not, is that we, America, have been players on the international stage for a long time now. We are the lone superpower, even though Obama has largely played us off as a third world nation. Our presence on the international stage is integral to our own security.
When it comes to Israel, it is important for us to support their efforts to deal with the Muslim hoards. They are a democracy and while we are a republic, each answers to the people in one way or another, which I hope most would recognize as a valuable aspect to any nation. There are dictatorships all across the globe, war-mongering, empirical nations that seek to do harm to any and every democracy, or republic. In short, we have few friends, we should nurture those friendships, protect those who need it and be ready to support them all if needed, lest we foster a world of Castros and Chavezes who seek the destruction of our nation.
Where isolationists get it wrong in my book is that they assume all will leave us alone if we are not a part of the disagreement. This tack did not work in World War II and it will not work today. Leaving our enemies to fight the destructionists like Hitler only lets them build resources with which to engage us. Conquered nations supply resources that the hostile nation cannot produce itself with its limited area and economy. As one nation devours another it becomes stronger and yes, it does sacrifice a lot of material and men along the way, but it recoups those losses in increased industry and conscripted men.
The death of Israel would not put an end to the Middle East debate, it would focus the would-be car bombers on the other great pain in the side of the Muslims: America. Was not 9-11 enough? We had no real stake in the game where Vietnam was concerned other than the spreading of communism throughout Asia. Our focus might have been off, but that war was started by the Cold War and the Cold War is over, but the fight to preserve our way of life and the ultimate blood of the civilian population is not.
There are not fewer enemies to consider than Germany and Japan, but more, much more since the "Arab Spring." The Arab Spring only illuminates the need for allies, allies we are dedicated to preserving, because they are other beacons of freedom and liberty. Anyone who does not understand this does not understand the global implications of abandoning our allies.
Right now, Arab nations are increasing, Islamcism is not shrinking, it is growing and with it is a desire to see the end of America. Would I sacrifice the blood of soldiers over the blood of my daughter? Yes. Why? Very simply, because they are much better trained and equipped to defend themselves and the nation than my daughter.
Defending the ideals of freedom and liberty is costly, especially in a world largely and convincingly in the hands of despots and villains. How cutting loose from our protection any nation that has demonstrated an understanding of liberty is going to somehow benefit our nation is beyond me. Our soldiers might have to spill their blood in the defense of the American way and it will only come at a higher price once we have allowed our allies to fend for themselves without the equipment, the skills, or the knowledge that the U.S. fighting man possesses.
Were it not for the long-term support of the Unites States, in our defense of Israel, Palestinians would be pouring through our southern border like locusts, spilling not the blood of our vigilant servicemen, but the blood of our citizens, the same as it is done now Israel.
To view Israel is to get an understanding of what America could be if left to defend itself alone from these brutal and cowardly human beings.
So, if isolationists bring up Vietnam as a reason to not defend those who are defending us, they are living in a past decade, a different world from that which now exists. I did not support the war in Vietnam, nor do I support the war in Iraq, but the wars seem to continue, do they not? Since America is not an empire and has always secured leadership in the nations we have conquered, rather than taking over their land and bringing their ancient hostilities in our direction, it is much preferable to save the blood of Americans by helping to thwart our enemies than to direct their attention solely on us.