Sarah Palin dissects Obama's Middle East policy
by MainStreet, Mon Nov 23, 2009 at 06:24:21 AM EST
Listening to just Sarah Palin's view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, you can call it another victory for AIPAC and the ADL. In an interview with Barbara Walters, with commentary by the Young Turks (above video), Palin dissected the IP conflict in its simplest terms:
(Barbara Walters)....more settlements on what they consider Palestinian territory. What is your view on this? Palin responded, "I disagree with the Obama Administration on that. I believe that, um, the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon because the population of Israel is going to grow. More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead."
The above quote was repeated from a troubling diary recently posted on Daily Kos by Troutfishing, which went further. It suggested that Palin's solution may be pumping up the Christian Zionist end-times view of Israel (United Christians for Israel), in that all of those Jews she said would move to Israel will eventually be saved by Christian conversion.
Well, if Bibi Netanyahu (many times), Senator Joe Lieberman, and even the Holocaust survivor and "alleged" humanitarian, Elie Wiesel, among others, could address this group, can Sara Palin be far behind?
Max Blumenthal gave us the take on right-wing Pastor John Hagee's annual Washington-Israel Summit, which blew the cover off the Christian Zionist movement in the process a few years ago. This video stars Joe Lieberman, Tom DeLay, Pastor John Hagee, Ambassador Dore Gold and a host of rapture-ready evangelicals praying for Armaggedon.
And this scenario may be where Sarah Palin will be taking future GOP foreign policy in the Middle East. Isn't it great to be a Democrat these days?