Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Clintonism in Action: Worse and Worser

Today the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a resolution (H.Con.Res.322) “recognizing the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel and reaffirming the bonds of close friendship and cooperation between the United States and Israel.” And, in case that isn’t enough, Nancy Pelosi has reserved time each week through June for representatives to make statements congratulating Israel on its 60th anniversary. Not to be outdone, Hillary Clinton recently affirmed in several venues – the Gibson/Clintonopoulos fiasco in Philadelphia, on ABC News and on Keith Olbermann’s program on MSNBC – that, were she President, if Iran threatened Israel with nuclear weapons (which it doesn’t have), she’d nuke ‘em. Never before has the American nuclear umbrella sheltered the Promised Land. Evidently after November, should she win (which, unless there’s a God in Heaven, she won’t), it would. It is remarkable that something so momentous could be proposed without arousing discussion or controversy. But it isn’t surprising. Who, after all, would object? Nancy Pelosi?

1 comment:

Mitchell J. Freedman said...


Didn't Nixon threaten nukes against Egypt and even the Soviets during the first 48 hours of the 1973 Yom Kippur War? I'd say there is precedent for Hillary's unfortunate and war mongering comment.

Personally, I can think of worse things than that resolution. Pelosi was particularly odious when she ripped Malaki from the Likudnik sentiment and when she cheerleaded Israel's war with Hezbollah.