Folks I really tried. For the last two weeks I tried to stay away from my concerns about Barak Obama and Jewish related issues. I talk about the scandals involving his friend “Tony the Fixer” Rezko, or his lies about NAFTA. I even talked about how his inexperience in foreign policy may screw up our relations with Canada. I avoided his stance on Israel at all costs.
Today however, I screwed up. I was waiting the doctor’s office looking for something to read and there it was like forbidden fruit…Ed Lasky’s column and folks its a humdinger he talks about Samantha Power. For those of you who do not remember Ms. Power she is Harvard Professor, Journalist, and Advocate for Human Rights (except for Jews) The following comes from a Noah Pollak article in Commentary:
Power is an advocate of the Walt-Mearsheimer view of the American relationship with Israel. In a recent interview published on the Harvard Kennedy School’s website, Power was asked to explain “long-standing structural and conceptual problems in U.S. foreign policy.” She gave a two-part answer: the first problem, she said, is “the US historic predisposition to go it alone.” A standard reply, of course. The second problem, though, should give us pause: Another longstanding foreign policy flaw is the degree to which special interests dictate the way in which the “national interest” as a whole is defined and pursued . . . America’s important historic relationship with Israel has often led foreign policy decision-makers to defer reflexively to Israeli security assessments, and to replicate Israeli tactics, which, as the war in Lebanon last summer demonstrated, can turn out to be counter-productive.
Nice Huh? Now thats in America, you should see what she say when she is overseas and far from the “Jewish Lobby”
As Lasky reports his much ballyhooed comments about not talking to Hamas may be Purely Political:
“…it is politically impossible for Obama to talk to Hamas, even if he wants to. She can’t say that, though” because of what he depicts as internet smears. The interviewer characterizes these criticisms as allegations that she is anti-Semitic. So far as I have seen, nobody has ever made this allegation. The focus has been on her policy principles.
Then, in the money quote, Power plaintively complains:
“So much of it is about: ‘Is he going to be good for the Jews?'”
Yes Ms Power those Dammed Jews, and their dammed lobby ! With advisers like you we know the answer to your question….He is NOT going to be good for the Jews.