Debating US-Israeli Relations

The editorial begins with the statement "The relationship between the United States and Israel has survived other trying times ... and it will probably weather the current turbulence too." Until Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir challenged President Bush over the $10 billion loan guarantee, I would have agreed with that assessment. Now the situation is different.

Americans are becoming aware of what has been taking place in national politics since the Yom Kippur War in 1973. More importantly, the taxpayers are stunned to learn the enormous sum of borrowed dollars devoted to fulfill "America's commitment to Israel's security," and what little has been accomplished with the money. Simply compare the aid for the Marshall Plan with the aid to Israel. Frank F. Espey, Greenville, S.C.

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