I am of the opinion that the START treaty is bad for America. It takes what is an American advantage in weaponry and gives it away, something that no other country in the history of the world has ever done successfully. As John Podhoretz said last week, the proposed treaty creates “a parallelism between American strength and Russian strength that is a very, very bad precedent in terms of how we ourselves think about American power.”
But putting aside these and other problems with the treaty for a minute, I object just as vehemently to the fact that the Anti-Defamation League has once again thrown aside its mission to become a mouth-piece for the progressive agenda of the George Soros and the Obama administration.
In a letter sent on Friday to all members of the Senate, the ADL urged Senators to put aside reservations about the treaty or its protocol in the interest of the greater goal of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons. NO KIDDING! Foxman is either under the delusion that if we pass this treaty, Iran is going to throw down its weapons and beat its bombs into plowshares. Well either that or once again he is trying to become a big-shot in progressive politics instead of spending time on the ADL mission.
The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
Do you see the part about getting involved in other things like nuclear treaties? How bout pushing late-term abortions or supporting people who have broken the law by coming into the country? Yeah, Me neither:
Robert G. Sugarman, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
We are deeply concerned that failure to ratify the New START treaty will have national security consequences far beyond the subject of the treaty itself. The U.S. diplomatic strategy to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons requires a U.S.-Russia relationship of trust and cooperation. The severe damage that could be inflicted on that relationship by failing to ratify the treaty would inevitably hamper effective American international leadership to stop the Iranian nuclear weapons program.
The Iranian nuclear threat is the most serious national security issue facing the United States, Israel, and other allies in the Middle East. While some Senators may have legitimate reservations about the New START treaty or its protocol, we believe the interest of our greater and common goal of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons must take precedence.
Last time the ADL played progressive mouth piece they looked stupid when the day after they bashed Glenn Beck for his series on George Soros (most certainly at the bidding of the Puppet Master himself), it was revealed that he recently had sent Beck a letter calling him a true friend of the Jewish people.
Now the very naivete’ of the Foxman letter casts doubt on his ability to be anything but a progressive mouthpiece. Unfortunately the Jewish people who need a real ADL deserve better than that. If you agree that the ADL should stick to their mission and stay out of progressive politics, give them a call or write them. Their information is below.
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