April 15, 2004

A cozy club, no Jews allowed...

It's good to keep in mind, when you hear President Bush criticized for being a unilateralist cowboy who wounds the feelings of our "traditional allies," that ONE of the traditional congenial nuanced positions he rejects is Anti-semitism.

It's always disguised, in the proper nuanced fashion, as support for the Palestinians. But it's pretty obvious what a lie that is; no one protests if Arab governments mistreat Palestinians. Or even slaughter them en mass. It's only Israel that's bad. In fact Israel is the worst country in the world. The cause of most 3d-World problems. The only nation that is never allowed to sit on the UN Security Council! Ahhh, that "International Community." A cozy club, no Jews allowed.

Anti-semitism (always disguised as support for the Palestinians) is the norm in sophisticated left-leaning intellectual and European circles. It's the expected thing in international diplomacy. It's the norm in our State Department, —-condemning, for instance, Israel for retaliating against terrorists, even as we were hunting for Bin Laden in Afghanistan!

That's part of what John Kerry is tacitly accepting. That's part of what George Bush was rejecting when he said Tuesday:

...The violence we are seeing in Iraq is familiar. The terrorist who takes hostages, or plants a roadside bomb near Baghdad is serving the same ideology of murder that kills innocent people on trains in Madrid, and murders children on buses in Jerusalem, and blows up a nightclub in Bali, and cuts the throat of a young reporter for being a Jew...
Finally! Truth. Straight talk. End of bullshit. Yes yes YES!

The nerve of the man, actually suggesting that it is just as bad to murder Jews in Israel as is is to murder Frenchmen in Paris or Americans in New York. Decades worth of nuanced diplomacy and UN Resolutions just tossed out like rubbish.

And do you know why he's talking like that? (Apart from an obvious personal dislike of lies and hypocrisy?) It's not American Jews he's trying to please, they mostly vote Democrat. It's the Republican base—you know, those racist fascistic neanderthals. This is from a memoir by David Frum, who worked in the Bush White House. (page 259)

"What do you think our folks think of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?" Bush asked Rove one spring day.
Rove answered, "They think it's part of your war on terror."...
That's ME he's talking about. I'm one of Bush's people. I beamed my exact thoughts to Karl Rove and it worked!

I'm going to write it again in purple ink.

"What do you think our folks think of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?" Bush asked Rove one spring day.
Rove answered, "They think it's part of your war on terror."...

Posted by John Weidner at April 15, 2004 8:45 AM
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