Special Comment: There is literally nothing that neo-conservative Republicans aren’t wrong about when it comes to Israel
From time to time I’ll post a comment as an article, either by request, or because something happened and made the comment unavailable. In this case, the seed this comment belongs on was taken down by the community; a link to “American Thinker” for a story titled “Kill the Jews, Save the World“. With a title like that it’s surprising that the seed remained up since October 10th. The first blockquote belongs to the seeder, to which I respond thusly:
Obama and the American left are a clear and present threat to the security of American Jews
This neo-conservative garbage has been debunked time and time again:
It is beyond dispute that American Jews overwhelmingly oppose core neoconservative foreign policy principles. Hence, in large numbers, they disapprove of the way the U.S. is handling its “campaign against terrorism” (59-31); overwhelmingly believe the U.S. should have stayed out of Iraq (67-27); believe that things are going “somewhat badly” or “very badly” in Iraq (76-23); and believe that the “surge” has either made things worse or has had no impact (68-30).
And here’s the kicker for the rabid warmongers:
On American Jews overwhelmingly trusting Barack Obama, roughly this time last year:
The current proportion of U.S. Jews backing Obama is identical to the level of support the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards received in the 2004 presidential election (74%)
Not only did American Jews trust and prefer Obama’s stance on Israel over that of McCain – the latter of which largely represents the views on this page, the need for preemptive war that is roundly rejected by American Jews – they did so with both John Kerry and John Edwards of George W. Bush.
American Jews are largely liberals and Democrats. They overwhelmingly vote Democratic and are one of Barack Obama’s strongest bases of support. They, like most other Americans, believe that the welfare of their own country — the United States — ought to come first and foremost, not the welfare of a foreign nation.
A new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 18 countries finds that in 14 of them people mostly say their government should not take sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Just three countries favor taking the Palestinian side (Egypt, Iran, and Turkey) and one is divided (India). No country favors taking Israel’s side, including the United States, where 71 percent favor taking neither side.
I really could go on and on about how completely backwards the right’s views towards Israel are when compared to what American Jews and Americans in general think and feel. There are many instances when even neo-conservatives believe themselves more “on the side” of Israel than actual Israelis are when it comes to the war in Gaza and peace talks with Hamas.
It’s impossible to understate how far out on the fringe people like DanaR are when it comes to Israel, in complete disagreement with nearly 3-in-4 Americans and nearly as many American Jews about how the U.S. should behave towards Israel.
The far right believes there is no middle ground between Jews and Palestinians, but 71% of Americans disagree and want even-handed treatment. The far right thinks that Barack Obama represents a threat to American Jews, but 74% of American Jews voted for him and clearly disagree.
Is there anything the right isn’t wrong about?