Friday, July 21, 2006

Never Mind

Perhaps Glenn Reynolds ought to read Pat Buchanan himself instead of relying on John Podheretz's interpretation and accuses him of calling Israel "un-Christian." Since Lil' Poddy doesn't specify the source of his charge, I'll assume that he's referring to the column where Buchanan says:
"Today, we are all Israelis!" brayed Ken Mehlman of the Republican National Committee to a gathering of Christians United for Israel.One wonders if these Christians care about what is happening to our Christian brethren in Lebanon and Gaza, who have had all power cut off by Israeli air strikes, an outlawed form of collective punishment, that has left them with no sanitation, rotting food, impure water and days without light or electricity in the horrible heat of July.

And anyway, why is it "anti-Semitic" (does this even mean anything anymore?) to call Israel "un-Christian"? Reynolds adds "Never mind what I'd call Pat Buchanan . . ." No problem there Glenn.


Jason said...

Buchanan's last two columns have been brilliant. The stupidty of John Podheretz is an endless source of amazement.

Dennis Dale said...

At this point it just doesn't seem sporting to point out the absurdities emanating from J-Pod, Goldberg, VDH, et al.
Yet so many still take them seriously it remains a necessary if distasteful chore.

Anonymous said...

This is just a theory of mine: Could the Israelis actually be doing Part I of the Iran attack.
When the U.S. attacks Iran, Hezbollah undoubtedly is to be part of the counter-strike by Iran. The U.S. could not afford to have itself launching an aggresive policy to be followed by Israel shooting and bombing people in the "Arab street" and the places associated with it. So the U.S. gave the go ahead for Israel to clean out Hezbollah, also hoping the Arab Street would get a lesson in the futility of opposing U.S./Israeli attack.
Certain countries in the region agreed to take a less vociferous, or even uncaring, attitude toward the Lebanon crisis because in actuality their power can be threatened by Iran, and they don't like that.
This would explain the administrations actions. Of course, as a disclaimer: This administration seems so inept that it is tough to think they have come up with any sort of effective or "devious' plan to handle the region.
However, it does have one administration trait. It is good for a cloak and dagger beginning, but it has no long-term solution to the actual crisis.