Knock off the churlish whispering campaign about what’s in his heart on Israel (what was in Richard Nixon’s heart?) and focus first on what kind of America you think he’d build and second on whether you believe that as president he’d have the smarts, steel and cunning to seize a historic opportunity if it arises.The example is relevant: Richard Nixon was a paranoid antisemite, but the best American President ever. He opened up China and made lasting peace between Israel, Egypt and Syria. An intelligent antisemite is better for Israel than a dumb philosemite. And a dumb antisemite like Jimmy Carter is a disaster for everybody.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
NYT on Obama and the Jews
Is Obama good for Israel? The New York Times gives the answer: