Carol Platt Liebau: Democratic Party Problem

Monday, July 24, 2006

Democratic Party Problem

As Soxblog's Dean Barnett points out, many of the Democratic politicians so eagerly courting Israel are, at the same time, embracing the Daily Kos netroots -- where support for Israel isn't quite so robust . . . to put it mildly.

Wonder when all the Jewish Democrats are going to notice the phenomenon. As Dennis Prager notes here, the Israeli-Lebanon conflict has he effect of separating the merely foolish lefties from the pernicious ones.


Blogger Dittohead said...

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10:09 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

I've seen a number of conservative republicans and former Sec of States condemning Bush on televsion. Saying he was again negligent and foolish to end diplomacy in that region ever since he took office.

The way they see it the buck lands on the Unitary Executive's desk.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

There couldn't be a worse word to describe the Bush Administration's Middle East policy than "negligent".

You can hardly call invading Afghanistan and Iraq negligent. His critics (with whom I vehemently disagree) may call that belligerent, but it's definitely not negligent.

Rooting for and providing diplomatic support (and cover) for our staunch ally, Israel, over terrorist thugs is hardly negligent - it's intelligent.

No, what Bush is doing is breaking from the never ending cycle of violence and negotiation. He's actively seeking victory over radical Islamic terrorists.

6:13 AM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

Kossacks support peace.

It is an illogical and foolish argument to suggest that because they criticise Israel for killing Lebanese civilians, that they automatically support Hezbollah.

In terms of morality, Israel's response to Hezbollah's attacks is entirely wrong. You can't bomb civilians and then claim moral superiority by saying how horrible they are that they have decided to employ insurgent tactics.

In terms of military strategy, Israel's response to Hezbollah's attacks will be completely ineffectual and actually worsens the chance of terrorist attacks in the future.

I've said this before and I'll say it again:

All Arab nations need to come to the belief that the existance of Israel is beneficial to them.

This process will not occur overnight, but it canot occur without the explicit work of Israel and the United States.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...


But the question remains a two-fold one:

How do we convince Arab nations of this, particularly when at least some of them wish to anihilate Israel? and then, what does Israel do to fight off the dogs constantly attacking them and their civilians?

Wait! There's another question: Based on the actions of those like Arafat, how can they be trusted to actually act peacefully?

7:23 PM  

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