Aaron Goldstein took notice of Helen Thomas’s clearly anti-Semitic remarks in Dearborn. It’s important to understand that Thomas was not engaged in anything that might be called a responsible discussion U.S. foreign policy. One may argue about Iraq, Afghanistan or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without asserting, as Thomas did, that the U.S. is a puppet of “Zionists.” My own reaction to the Thomas video:
Leaving aside any debate about the overall wisdom of Bush-era foreign policy, is it really the case that the root of the world’s problems is the insidious (and allegedly insuperable) influence of a Jewish conspiracy?
Or is it not rather the case, as I am inclined to believe, that the incitement of hatred against Israel by Arab demagogues - whose ranks Helen Thomas proudly joins - is the real root of this problem?
Egged on by bloodthirsty radicals both Arab and non-Arab, Muslim and non-Muslim, Palestinian leaders have made the annihilation of Israel their casus belli for decades, and have recruited killers around the world to rally to that banner… .
You can read the rest of that, which raises the question: Do Democrats want to be the party of Robert F. Kennedy, or the party of Sirhan Sirhan?
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?