Thursday, June 23, 2005

No Anti-Semitism at Conyers Hearing

Israel is something that is not allowed to be brought up in polite conversation. The last time I did this the previous director of Central Intelligence called me anti-Semitic.
Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst

"Sharon just has him wrapped around his little finger," Scowcroft told London's Financial Times. "I think the president is mesmerized."

"(Sharon) has been nothing but trouble."
Brent Scowcroft, Nation Security Adviser for Bush 41

During last week's hearings on the Downing Street Memo Rep. Jim Moran asked Ray McGovern why the U.S. occupied Iraq. McGovern may have thought he was protecting himself from charges of anti-Semitism with the above quote, but he was not that lucky.

Israel wanted the U.S. to occupy Iraq. McGovern pointed out that the neocons themselves have said that the U.S. and Israel should control that part of the world. I am really confused. It seems that quoting the war mongers is an invitation to being labeled anti-Semitic.

The solution is to ignore this nonsense and speak our minds. Sharon is trouble, he did want Bush to invade Iraq, and the neocons do whatever Israel wants. The facts back me up so I am sticking with them.

I saw nothing anti-Semitic in McGovern's remarks. Judge for yourself. You can watch the hearing here on Real Player. Moran's question begins 1 hour 40 minutes into the hearing.