April 18, 2008
In ABC's 90 minutes of nonsense, a/k/a "the Charlie and George show," Hillary Clinton said some wild things that have gone unnoticed in most places but not at the offices of the American Israeli Education PAC (AIEP). AIEPAC is on the extreme right of the spectrum and is devoted exclusively to the well being of Israel.
Hillary announced she, as president, would retaliate with massive force should Iran attack Israel. In fact, she would respond that way if any of our allies in the Mideast were attacked by Iran. No need to consult Congress for a declaration of war, the imperial presidency is back. She is not far from the Bush-Cheney pre-emptive strike policy. Yikes!
Barack was more restrained and his sensible restraint was being pushed by callers to Air America as "weak on Israel." Nonsense. We have old "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" and now Hillary singing along with McCain. Whoa Nelly!
And Amy Goodman reported this comment from former prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu: "We are benefiting from one thing and that is the attack on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq. This changed American opinion in our favor."
Imagine that? Should Hillary be tied to Netanyahu's comments? Of course not, and that is the point.
As the Clinton scorched-earth campaign moves toward the election of McCain, isn't it time for Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton, as the chair of the Clinton Wisconsin effort, to tell her that McCarthyism is not pretty and is, in fact, unacceptable? It is, in fact, destructive. Stick to the issues and stop the McCarthy-like attacks with "did ya know, a Maoist attended a cocktain party in 2004?" "Did ya know an SDS founder supports Barack?" C'mon!
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