One Definition Of Anti-Semitism Is Blaming Jews For Stuff They Had Nothing To Do With, Whatsoever

George Soros is a left-wing idiot.  Oddly, infuriatingly, and embarrassingly, Soros and I share some common ground on the situation in Egypt and what the U.S. response should be, though not a whole lot.  I agree with him that, at this juncture “President Obama personally and the United States as a country have much to gain by moving out in front and siding with the public demand for dignity and democracy.”  Unfortunately, Obama has been trying to lead from the rear, with the predictable results one can expect when the POTUS votes “present,” like Obama does on just about every sticky issue.

But Soros and I part company pretty quickly.  In particular, Soros apparently believes that the big problem in Egypt is not a corrupt and oppressive regime, the Islamic Brotherhood, or a chaotic and now violent transfer of power, or the U.S. establishing its impotence by acting like it is impotent.  No, in Soros’ fevered imagination, it’s the Jews:

The main stumbling block is Israel. In reality, Israel has as much to gain from the spread of democracy in the Middle East as the United States has. But Israel is unlikely to recognize its own best interests because the change is too sudden and carries too many risks. And some U.S. supporters of Israel are more rigid and ideological than Israelis themselves. Fortunately, Obama is not beholden to the religious right, which has carried on a veritable vendetta against him. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is no longer monolithic or the sole representative of the Jewish community. The main danger is that the Obama administration will not adjust its policies quickly enough to the suddenly changed reality.

“The main stumbling block is Israel.”  How so, Mr. Soros?  You don’t say, and I mean that literally.  That’s because the notion is insane.  Israel has as much to do with the action in Egypt as the point spread for the Superbowl on Sunday.

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Published in: on February 3, 2011 at 10:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

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