Friday, April 11, 2008


From the American Conservative Blog::
Leading neocon pundit Charles Krauthammer’s op-ed piece in today’s Washington Post entitled “The Holocaust Declaration” is astonishing even by The Hammer’s admittedly low standards. He calls on the next president to declare that any nuclear attack on Israel by Iran will be treated as if it were an attack on the United States. The warning to Tehran would be accompanied by an explanation: “As a beacon of tolerance and as leader of the free world, the United States will not permit a second Holocaust to be perpetrated on the Jewish people.” This would be “the Holocaust Declaration.” Krauthammer has long been tone deaf on anything relating to Israel, but the hubris evident in this latest piece is mind-boggling. Many Americans would dispute that Washington represents a beacon for anything these days and its leadership of the free world is certainly questionable as the operative word is “leadership.” Krauthammer is clearly not willing to debate whether the United States might conceivably have a national interest that is different than that of Israel and does not even attempt to make a case that defending Israel is in any way good for America. His willingness to sacrifice American lives, treasure, and liberties for a foreign country might, in another place and time, have been regarded as bordering on treason.

One correction. I don't think we can really consider pro-Israel zionists 'traitors' anymore. They clearly are loyal to their nation and people. Fair enough, they just don't belong here, and certainly don't belong within a country mile of our military and government. Could we imagine a similar situation in Israel -say Anglo Saxon Christians loudly calling for Israel to support England and everything the BNP did?

We live in absurd times.

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