Saturday, April 04, 2009


Again, I'm not Jake Tapper. Remeber that.


stoorat said...

I'm confused again. If you're not Jake Tapper, then who is?

Anonymous said...

by Philip Weiss - March 29, 2009

Yesterday I caught part of PBS travel guru Rick Steves's wonderful trip to Iran on television. His whole message was great, till he spoke of "family values" in Iran. That's why people support the Islamic republic, he said, they have traditional family values and don't want their children to grow up to be Britney Spears.

That strikes me as true. Then he said, Isn't it ironic that the people in this country who are the hottest to attack Iran are the ones who support traditional family values, too?

This is an error, and it speaks to the lack of logic on the left about the "war on terror." The people who want to bomb Iran are almost invariably supporters of Israel, and most of them are Jewish neocons. Elliott Abrams and Joshua Muravchik, for instance, who argued for bombing Iran at the University of Virginia the other day. They are not family-values types. They are the Israel lobby. The Conference of Presidents and AIPAC have hawkish policies re Iraq. It is extremely uncomfortable for liberals to say as much, because it involves speaking of some Jews as an important political force in American life and this goes against our training, Jews are liberals, anti-semitism is a prevalent factor, etc. Until liberals correct their analysis, the neocons will continue to find havens. You can't counter a war party if you cannot identify its members.

Read Phil's articles on Neocons, AIPAC and Jewish identity:
Ferment Over the Israel Lobby
Blogging about Israel and Jewish identity
Shiksa countries are for practice

Listen to Phil discuss the Neocons War for Israel agenda: - 2008/07/12 - 2009/03/18 - blogging daily everything Neocon, Israel Lobby, Zionism

NOTJakeTapper said...

I agree.

Im not sure what your saying but it rings true.

Was it screw so call "family values" or screw Israel? As a true progressive I suport either option.

Anon. said...

I 2nd that motion!
Also, we tend to forget that the iranian regime is in favor of those who believe in good old fashioned american family values. They only hate the so-called corrupt, 'decadent' (if only) non-family-value oriented americans.