The New York Post‘s Amir Taheri reports on a speech Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson delivered to a conference in Evian, France in which he predicted the changes the world could expect from an Obama administration:
The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where “decades of putting Israel’s interests first” would end.
Jackson believes that, although “Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades” remain strong, they’ll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama nters the White House.
“Obama is about change,” Jackson told me in a wide-ranging conversation. “And the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it.”
I know what Obama’s defenders are going to say — that Jackson does not speak for Obama, and in fact, wants to cut his nuts off. That’s a fair enough argument. But it does strike me as quite curious that so many hostile critics of Israel are looking forward to Obama’s policies in the Middle East.
UPDATE: Just another thought. If the media standard is that McCain and Palin are responsible for inciting all of their angry supporters at rallies, isn’t it fair game to hold Obama accountable for the fact that supporters like Jackson hate Israel?