Right wing Neocons: 'Obama's bullying Israel'


Obama versus Israel.

Remember Dick Morris, the triangulation man in the Clinton administration, who caused many in Clinton's cabinet to flee after his first term? That's him in the video, with his Fox News clothes off pumping right wing Republican Neocon foreign policy, replete with the usual falsehoods and bias, in this case a pro-Netanyahu Likud one concerning Israel.

The video can be retrieved from Frontpage Magazine, the Islamophobic site run by David Horowitz who pumps bigoted themes concerning Islam, Arabs, and Palestinians, especially Iran and Hamas, and provides readers with a Jihad Watch as well as the David Horowitz's Freedom Center.

Horowitz is up in arms over Obama's Cairo speech and his rapprochement with the Arab and Islamic worlds and Obama's apparent seriousness about concluding a Middle East peace based on Palestinian statehood. He recently sent out this flier for money to support his cause, which is now thoroughly against the Obama administration. Obama is an enemy of Israel and must be stopped.

While President Obama has been dithering about whether to support the brave Iranian protesters or to appease their monstrous government, he has no qualms about bullying Israel.

He is pressuring the Netanyahu government mercilessly to diminish Israel's security and to accept the terrorist group and Iran puppet Hamas as a negotiating partner, despite that organization's express policy that it intends to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

Israel can no longer count on the United States  -  and that's a situation we can't tolerate.

The Freedom Center has long had a Defense of Israel Campaign that has focused on bringing the facts to college campuses in the face of strident pro-Palestinian activists. Now we need to add an initiative directed to Congress, to press for strong support for Israel by destroying the myths spread by a compliant media and educating them on the real facts about Israel and its treatment by the Arab world.

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Our campaign is based on the stunning level of ignorance shown by President Obama and other politicians when it comes to the Middle East. Too many unquestioningly swallow the propaganda of the Arabs, which is repeated uncritically by many of the mainstream media. That is how Obama could get away with filling his Cairo speech with one distortion of history after another, all of them aimed at glorifying Islam and discrediting the West.

Perhaps most damaging was his statement that Israel came into existence because of the world's guilt for the Holocaust. He does not understand - or admit - the Jews' 3,400-year-old connection to the land of Israel, which has kept Jews living there continuously since ancient times. He does not know that in 1845 Jews outnumbered Muslim Arabs by almost to 2 to 1 in Jerusalem and were the largest ethnic group in the region, according to a census at the time.

There is much more that President Obama doesn't know, and he's far from alone. Many members of Congress are similarly ignorant, as are members of the media.

The Freedom Center has years of experience producing and distributing materials giving the facts about Israel and the Arab world. We are now creating a booklet especially targeted to get the information that public officials need to know out to Congress. Many members of Congress, of both parties, have shown their uneasiness with the president's biased approach to Israel. I want to arm them with the facts and stiffen their spines so they will take a strong stand against attempts to weaken our alliance or to force Israel into a disastrous agreement with the Palestinians.

We will also attempt to get our materials read inside the White House, though I don't have much hope on that front. After all, for 20 years Obama listened to the sermons of Jeremiah Wright - the pastor who recently told a reporter that "them Jews ain't going to let him [Obama] talk to me."

And the official White House photo of the president talking to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the phone showed the soles of his shoes looming large in the foreground. In the Muslim world this is a sign of grave disrespect. A spokesman for a terrorist organization commented:

"It's a sign of humiliation that shows Obama thinks the Israeli government and the Jews don't deserve more than shoes. This proves Obama is disgusted with the Israelis.... With Obama's shoes, change will come."

Did he do this on purpose? Who knows, President Obama is naive and inexperienced. His approach to foreign policy is to treat our enemies well and our friends badly.

That's why we're targeting Congress rather than the White House. It is essential that we get the facts about why we need to stand behind our ally Israel in front of the members of Congress who can stop the sellout by the Obama administration.

(snip)

P.S. I call Israel the canary in the coal mine. By that I mean that the enemies of Israel are the enemies of America and all of western civilization. If Obama follows the agenda of Hamas, Hezbollah and other Palestinian groups, Israel will soon be just a memory and our enemies will chalk up the biggest victory in their evil existence. Please follow this link to make an immediate contribution to help our campaign!

It is surprising that the term "Hamastan" was not used to depict the Palestinian 'jihad' state to be. But clearly, right wing Necons are up in arms intent on stopping Obama's Middle East peace initiative.

Regarding the false assertion that Jews outnumbered Palestinians, if it is at all relevant, "according to Alexander Scholch (quoted from Wikipedia), the population of Palestine in 1850 had about 350,000 inhabitants, 30% of whom lived in 13 towns; roughly 85% were Muslims, 11% were Christians and 4% Jews." The respective number of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Jerusalem in 1850 were 1,025, 738, 630, the total given as 2,393, with over 7,000 living in Jerusalem suburbs.

Likewise, according to Ottoman statistics studied by Justin McCarthy,  the population of Palestine in the early 19th century was 350,000, in 1860 it was 411,000 and in 1900 about 600,000 of which 94% were Arabs. In 1914, after the start of the Zionist immigrations, Palestine had a population of 657,000 Muslim Arabs, 81,000 Christian Arabs, and 59,000 Jews. McCarthy estimates the non-Jewish population of Palestine at 452,789 in 1882, 737,389 in 1914, 725,507 in 1922, 880,746 in 1931 and 1,339,763 in 1946.

The propaganda meisters are still at it. Like the proverbial sociopath, they never give up.

Tags: Frontpage Magazine, Israel, Netanyahu, obama, Palestine (all tags)

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43 Comments

Re: Right wing Neocons: 'Obama bullying Israel'

For the sake of those few blogging here who would like to contribute to Horowitz's site, here is his appeal in a nutshell. Go to the link the diary otherwise. The appeal was cut out of the quoted letter.

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by MainStreet 2009-06-24 08:26AM | 0 recs
Re: Right wing Neocons: 'Obama bullying Israel'

And if Horowitz is not right wing enough, you might want to link with Daniel Pipes' site, where you can learn what a "Likudnik" really is.

http://www.danielpipes.org/

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 08:32AM | 0 recs
I never liked Morris, but

Obama is trying to boss Israel around, to the point Democrats generally do not do, which is why the GOP is jumping on it. Another reason Reid has implored Obama to get tough on the Palestinians already! He is handing his opponents the "soft on terrorism" line again.

by Lakrosse 2009-06-24 08:38AM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

No one ever called the Palestinians terrorists except the Israelis, and it was a propaganda coup which began just after 9/11. Take a look and listen to what the experts say:

Peace, Propaganda, & The Promised Land (with Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Arik Ackerman, founder of Rabbis for Human Rights, and many others)

Part I:  

Part II:

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 08:54AM | 0 recs
huh???????

did you actually just say that the word 'terrorist' is an israeli conspiracy created after 9/11?

my god - its like the wild-west here.

by canadian gal 2009-06-24 09:05AM | 0 recs
Re: huh???????

See the documentary, which you apparently have avoided. Yes, I said that, and so will many others, experts in propaganda like Chomsky and Fisk and others.

If you're an expert on this area, please list your own papers and articles. Else, try not being such a biased true-believer.

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 09:19AM | 0 recs
Re: huh???????

You might also want to try the site, If Americans Knew. It will enlightened your apparently myopic view of this conflict and the colonization that has been going on for 40 years.

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 09:30AM | 0 recs
Re: huh???????

thanks for the tip.

here's one for you. to frame these jewish world conspiracies more effectively, perhaps you should check out this guy - he was a master of it.

by canadian gal 2009-06-24 10:12AM | 0 recs
Re: huh???????

Israeli propaganda is not a world conspiracy. It was a highly slick opertion to turn the Palestinians, who were living under military occupation while their lands were being colonized, into the perpetrators in the conflict. Israel is the victim, in spite of the lopsided killings that went on during the second Intifada.

People are not stupid, and if they have been taken for a while by propaganda, eventually they learn the reality.

So you refuse to take in Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land. Too bad. Here is the cast, liberal peace activists all. You may not like them considering you right proclivites when it comes to Israel, but so what:

Biographical Summary:

Seth Ackerman Media Analyst and Contributing Writer, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

Mjr. Stav Adivi, IDF (Reserves) Courage to Refuse | Board Member, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Israel

Rabbi Arik Ascherman Executive Director, Rabbis for Human Rights

Hanan Ashrawi Founder & Secretary General, The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), Palestine

Noam Chomsky Professor of Linguistics, MIT | Author, Hegemony of Survival

Robert Fisk Journalist, The Independent, UK
Neve Gordon Ta'ayush: Jewish-Arab Partnership | Professor of Political Science, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Toufic Haddad Co-editor, Between the Lines, West Bank

Sam Husseini Communications Director, Institute for Public Accuracy

Hussein Ibish Communications Director, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Robert Jensen Professor of Journalism, University of Texas-Austin | Board of Directors, Third Coast Activist

Rabbi Michael Lerner Founder & Executive Director, Tikkun Magazine

Karen Pfeifer Professor or Economics, Smith College | Contributing Editor, Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

Alisa Solomon Journalist, The Village Voice

Gila Svirsky Co-founder, Women in Black | Coalition of Women for Peace, Israel

Listen to Jensen, in particular. He will tell you why your thoughts are what they are.

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 10:41AM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

no one ever called all Palestinians terrorists, but the people who speak loudest for them and represent them, like Arafat and Hamas are obvious radical jihad terrorists. Not to mention the other groups Palestinians join a lot: Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Al Aqsa Martyrs, Fatah (nominally), etc.

There was also something in Congress called the Palestinian Anti-Terror Act of 2006, which Obama voted for. I'll also remind you how Palestinians reacted to the evil of September the 11th, 2001

I'll also remind you of how a majority of Palestinians feel about terror

Do you support or oppose the launching of rockets from the Gaza Strip against towns and cities inside Israel, such as Sderot and Ashkelon?

  1. Certainly support - 17.3

  2. Support - 39.9

  3. Oppose - 33.0

  4. Certainly oppose - 6.5

  5. NA/DK - 3.2

If Obama comes off being weak on these people, he will get painted as "soft on terror" politically.

And Noam Chomsky is a Holocaust denier apologist, ir. Faurisson affair.

by Lakrosse 2009-06-24 09:06AM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

Palestinian Anti-Terror Act of 2006? This is likely the biggest ass-kissing job the Senate ever engaged in. People should not underestimate fear of AIPAC in the Congress.

It is only today with Obama's honesty about the Middle East that we are getting away from the dishonesty.

As for terrorism, if it is defined as the intentional killing of civilians, then Israel is a terrorist state (Jimmy Carter) beyond redemption. And US in the past typically supported it, and it goes well beyond the recent Gaza massacre.

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 09:29AM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

those AIPAC cockroaches - don't they - with all their money and deviousness control congress anyhow?

by canadian gal 2009-06-24 10:14AM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

If anyone is a better reader than I am, would you please interpret what this comment says?

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 10:43AM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

oh come now - surely you understand what i mean.

world jewish conspiracies, AIPAC controlling US politicians. progressives do not support occupation - but they don't support anti-semites either. perhaps you would be better served remembering this.

by canadian gal 2009-06-24 11:12AM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

This is so silly. Why don't you listen to the documentary? It is that difficult?

And are these part of your antiSemites who are conspiring against Israel? You seem to have lost all rationality. It is my belief that most of the people on this site are liberal or progressive Democrats. We have a long history. Learn what that is.

Seth Ackerman Media Analyst and Contributing Writer, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

Mjr. Stav Adivi, IDF (Reserves) Courage to Refuse | Board Member, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, Israel

Rabbi Arik Ascherman Executive Director, Rabbis for Human Rights

Hanan Ashrawi Founder & Secretary General, The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy (MIFTAH), Palestine

Noam Chomsky Professor of Linguistics, MIT | Author, Hegemony of Survival

Robert Fisk Journalist, The Independent, UK
Neve Gordon Ta'ayush: Jewish-Arab Partnership | Professor of Political Science, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Toufic Haddad Co-editor, Between the Lines, West Bank

Sam Husseini Communications Director, Institute for Public Accuracy

Hussein Ibish Communications Director, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Robert Jensen Professor of Journalism, University of Texas-Austin | Board of Directors, Third Coast Activist

Rabbi Michael Lerner Founder & Executive Director, Tikkun Magazine

Karen Pfeifer Professor or Economics, Smith College | Contributing Editor, Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

Alisa Solomon Journalist, The Village Voice

Gila Svirsky Co-founder, Women in Black | Coalition of Women for Peace, Israel


by MainStreet 2009-06-24 11:30AM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

as to who people on this site are or are not - perhaps there are people who are anti-semites and perhaps there are some that are not - i'll leave that for the community to decide. being pro-palestinian however - as i am, certainly does not mean that you adhere to ugly stereotypes and promote anti-semitic ideas to advocate for one side.

if you would like to hide behind that list of names that is your prerogative i guess. buy you have to account for your own words and the implications of them.

and they're not pretty.

by canadian gal 2009-06-24 12:07PM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

So what you are saying is, I refuse to watch Peace, Propaganda, & The Promised Land, because.....I am antiSemtic and hiding behind experts in the field of propaganda, who appeared in the coumentary, specifically concerning Israel's (Sharon's) terrorist memes after 9/11, which you prefer to retain.

Palestinians are terrorists, in your mind, therefore.

Tell me. Do you believe that Sharon's indictment by the International Court at the Hague as a war criminal was justified?

And do you really believe that your cautions to Lakrosse are believable?

And do you think anyone here believes that you are proPalestinian?

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 12:48PM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

yes some palestinians are terrorists mainstreet.

as to my position with regard to the who i am for or otherwise is on the record for the community to see as is yours.

i suggest that you and the other people that use this account coordinate the message better because clearly you're missing key parts of the debate here.

but i sincerely hope that this diary and subsequent comments are looked at by the community just to see how far across the line you've gone this time - or perhaps you can delete this diary like you did with the other.

by canadian gal 2009-06-24 12:57PM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

I have already provided the Palestinian as terrorists source as well as the Israel as terrorist state source.

From what I can tell, you are still focused on getting Mainstreet banned from the site. Except that Israeli-Palestinian issues are presently in the forefront of American foreign policy, I would think that you might succeed. And then what? Will you fill in, or do what you intend: silence the issue. Somehow, I don't think you are really here thinking about what is best for MyDD.

You are here to try and silence any negative diaries or text concerning Israel, right wing, Likud, or otherwise. If anything is more obvious, it is this.

It is called Peace, Propaganda, & The Promised Land. Will you please take it in!

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 01:09PM | 0 recs
Israel does not go after

exclusively and intentionally civilians. Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Al-Aqsa Martyrs are Islamic terror jihadists!! Israel fights against them, and they have to to protect civilians of their own, as any nation day. The only reason civilians die is because the enemy, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, hide behind civilians. Civilians die in war, and Hamas, Hezbollah, etc. know that. Israel is NOT a terror state. Palestine is.

by Lakrosse 2009-06-24 10:49AM | 0 recs
Re: Israel does not go after

You are free to ply this old propaganda here if you wish, but even the Obama administration is no longer buying in, and many of the members of this site, if you haven't noticed.

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 11:12AM | 0 recs
yes, right.

Thats why Harry Reid, of Obama's own party, is calling him out on his pandering to the Palästina über Alles crowd. The blogs do not represent the views of most Americans: most Americans, and yes, more Democrats, support Israel over the Palestinians, because the Palestinians engage in violent radical jihad, and have been doing so for many years.

by Lakrosse 2009-06-24 11:16AM | 0 recs
Re: yes, right.

Keep at it. Someone may actually believe you.

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 11:31AM | 0 recs
Re: Israel does not go after

Wow, do I need to remind you of the King David hotel?  The Irgun? The Lehi?  The Haganah? Deir Yassin?  Just a few examples???  Let's get real here, and start w/ a clean slate shall we?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irg un_attacks_during_the_1930s

And who are we really talking about?
http://www.paperlessarchives.com/irgun.h tml

by TxDem08 2009-06-24 12:15PM | 0 recs
Do I need to remind you of Al-Husseini?

and the 1920 riots, the Jaffa Riots, the 1929 riots, and the Hebron Massacre carried out by the Palestinian Arabs against the Jews? All of which happened before Lehi/Irgun formed to protect themselves?

Palestinian Arabs have always chosen the route of jihad.

by Lakrosse 2009-06-24 12:22PM | 0 recs
please stop.

how is this productive? moving forward means exactly that.

you and mainstreet could go back and forth here all day but what would that solve? perhaps you could focus on how a solution could and will be reached rather than this.

by canadian gal 2009-06-24 12:25PM | 0 recs
Re: please stop.

How can anyone here resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

The most we can do here is to keep this issue before a small segement of the American public. And that's all we are doing. Lakrosse is pumping up old Israeli hasbara (propaganda), but that helps too, because it is so unbelievable. And in your own way, you help too. Keep it up.

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 12:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Do I need to remind you of Al-Husseini?

The Lehi/Irgun were merely the formalization of terrorist groups and individuals like Yitzak Rabin, Jabotinski, and even Begin.  Yes, terrorist.  So labeled by the British.

I'm so glad you bring up the Jaffa and 1920 riots as well.  I wonder if you'll consequently pronounce for everyone whom the Court of Inquiry placed the blame upon?

Now, who has chosen the route of jihad?  Immigration then as now is the focal point.  Some do it for a better life.  Some do it for financial gain.  Some do it for both.  Some do it for all of the above and do it with malice.

by TxDem08 2009-06-24 01:38PM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

In reference to your supposed 9/11 celebrations...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebration s_of_the_September_11,_2001_attacks

Annette Krüger Spitta of the ARD's (German public broadcasting) TV magazine Panorama states that footage not aired shows that the street surrounding the celebration in Jerusalem is quiet. Furthermore, she states that a man in a white T-shirt incited the children and gathered people together for the shot. The Panorama report, dated September 20, 2001, quotes Communications Professor Martin Löffelholz explaining that in the images one sees jubilant Palestinian children and several adults but there is no indication that their pleasure is related to the attack. The woman seen cheering (Nawal Abdel Fatah) stated afterwards that she was offered cake if she celebrated on camera, and was frightened when she saw the pictures on television afterward.[29]

by TxDem08 2009-06-24 12:04PM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

you left out

The PNA claimed such celebrations were not representative of the sentiments of the Palestinian people, and the Information Minister Yasser Abed Rabbo said the PNA would not allow "a few kids" to "smear the real face of the Palestinians". In an attempt to quash further reporting, Ahmed Abdel Rahman, Arafat's Cabinet secretary, said the Palestinian Authority could not "guarantee the life" of an Associated Press (AP) cameraman if footage he filmed of post-9/11 celebrations in Nablus was broadcast. Rahman's statement prompted a formal protest from the AP bureau chief, Dan Perry.

In other words, the PA used extortion to stop the exposing of some Palestinians joy for American's deaths.

Some tried to claim the celebrations were fake but reality didn't agree:

hortly after the attacks, CNN showed footage of a group of Palestinians appearing to be cheering in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Some reported that this was old footage taken out of context, although this was not the case.[4] This rumour was proven false shortly afterwards,[5] and CNN issued a statement to that effect.[6]

Sorry, but the video and the truth don't lie. Not that all Palestinians celebrated, but too many did, and it shows how much they like America.

by Lakrosse 2009-06-24 02:37PM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

American funding and weapons in the hands of Israeli soldiers had been killing Palestinians for decades, by the thousands. Did you really expect them to mourn on 9/11?

America's complicity in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian families since 1967 has not yet been fully exposed, but when that happens, this country will react with anger and vileness at what our role has been.

The videos probably do not lie. What is a lie is that America is exculpable for deaths of thousands upon thousands of innocent Palestinians, all at the behest of Israel.

That will not happen again, if Obama has anything to say about it.

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 03:02PM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

"American funding and weapons in the hands of Israeli soldiers had been killing Palestinians for decades, by the thousands. Did you really expect them to mourn on 9/11?"

Yes, actually.  Most did.

by Jess81 2009-06-24 03:59PM | 0 recs
Did they?

you can see for yourself, they indeed did.

by Lakrosse 2009-06-24 04:11PM | 0 recs
There you go again.

You blame-America-first'ers never quit, do you?

This is the greatest country God ever gave to man. We rebuilt Europe after World War II (ever hear of The Marshall Plan?), fed people via the Berlin Airlift, defeated Nazism, Fascism, and Communism, stopped ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, rushed to the aid of Indonesia during the Tsunami, and...

I could go on for pages, but why bother? Folks like you will never see the good in America--our basic goodness and greatness. You're always blathering on about how America is hated in the world, which is the worst case of projection that ever was: just because you liberals hate America, you assume everyone else does. Trust me, it just ain't so.

by BJJ Fighter 2009-06-24 09:11PM | 0 recs
Re: There you go again.

"just because you liberals hate America, you assume everyone else does."

We liberals don't hate America, we are constantly working to improve it on many levels.

Thanks for joining the debate.

by MainStreet 2009-06-25 02:21AM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

What you've completely overlooked is the fact that it was a hand full of people who were coerced to celebrate w/ gifts and treats, who did not understand what that they were being used as pawns.

Even the PNA in your quote says they mourn the events of 9/11, and that if they were to continue filming their propaganda then they could not guarantee their safety.

That's like taking the 5 Israeli's (2 Mossad agents) celebrating in NJ on 9/11 while the towers burned and saying they represent ALL or a MAJORITY of Israeli's.  It's just ridiculous.

by TxDem08 2009-06-24 07:16PM | 0 recs
Israel needs to be bossed around

Israel is like a child who's been spoiled by Daddy United States for 60 years.  Time to take away the car keys and make it do its chores.

by JJE 2009-06-24 09:00AM | 0 recs
Re: I never liked Morris, but

Oops. I forgot to mention the US State Department which under the Bush administration, bought into Israeli propaganda, especially concerning the retaliatory suicide bombings, lock, stock, and barrel.

However, before any suicide bombing occurred, Israeli armed forces had invaded the West Bank and killed over 300 civilians, including 86 children. Evidence showed that IDF soldiers and snipers were shooting children in the head.

by MainStreet 2009-06-24 09:04AM | 0 recs
Two Presidents in our history bullied Israel

George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter. Aside from being ineffectual and wimpy leaders, guess what else these two guys had in common?

Frankly, it's hard to imagine Obama bullying Netanyahu, but Reid is right...Obama needs to embrace our allies, not our enemies.

And for what it's worth, I like Dick Morris; the guy is fairly brilliant. He saved Bill Clinton's second term, and his triangulation approach produced substantial accomplishments.

by BJJ Fighter 2009-06-24 08:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Two Presidents in our history bullied Israel

I'm sorry, but finding Dick Morris anywhere near brilliant evidences a complete lack of judgment in my view.  Morris has been wrong about every prediction he has made over the past ten years.  He is a paid whore who will say whatever his benefactor wants him to say.  It is his intellectual dishonesty that is the most damning trait in my mind.

by orestes 2009-06-25 07:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Two Presidents in our history bullied Israel

Morris is a dirt bag and having a hand in Clinton's advancing the Republican agenda of deregulation and the 'new (bubble) economy' was nothing to be proud of.

Sadly the Republicans could not have dismantled the New Deal safeguards meant to protect the economy from another 1929 without Democratic collusion. Those who don't learn from history...

by hankg 2009-06-25 10:03AM | 0 recs
Re: Right wing Neocons: 'Obama's bullying Israel'

If there is ever peace both parties will continue to believe they were the victims and there will never be agreement at who deserves moral condemnation and who was the injured party and there does not have to be.

All that is important now is that a solution is crafted that allows for 2 sovereign states for 2 peoples to live in security without interference from the other. No doubt each state will have it's own biased narrative of history. That is normal. There is no point in an American president putting his head on the chopping block of the IP issue if he is not going to have the cojones to do what is needed to get results.

For to long our policy has not been about results but about domestic politicking  and pandering. Right now Netanyahu is standing between Obama and his goal. If Obama allows Netanyahu to be in the drivers seat he may as well pick up his marbles and go home now. Somehow I don't think that is going to happen.

by hankg 2009-06-25 02:04AM | 0 recs
Re: Right wing Neocons: 'Obama's bullying Israel'

What "substantial accomplishments" did triangulation and Dick Morris actually do?  At the end of the 90's, America still did not have universal social services, big business was allowed to get away with everything, and there was a huge jail population.  Not really something to be proud of.

by demjim 2009-06-25 06:44AM | 0 recs

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