How is it treasonous disloyalty to support America’s ally against America’s enemies? Or does Joe Klein suppose that, if Israel had been destroyed in the Yom Kippur war, her conquerors would now be our friends? The real obstacle to Middle East peace is the refusal of Israel’s enemies to repudiate their repeated vows to wipe Israel off the map.
Joe Klein seems to suggest that pro-Israel sentiment in the U.S. is due entirely to the influence of American Jews, as if the other 98% of us are supporters of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. And his use of “neoconservative” as a synonym for “Republican Jews” (or “Jewish hawks”) is equally misguided, demonstrating a profound misunderstanding of the origins and content of neoconservatism.
Even if one is an anti-war conservative, heeding Washington’s warning against foreign entanglements, this still does not validate Joe Klein’s position, since he’s enthusiastically in favor of other foreign commitments: the United Nations, carbon-emissions agreements, “humanitarian intervention,” etc. He very much reminds me of the old definition of a liberal as someone who’s afraid to take his own side in an argument.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?