Thursday, January 22, 2009

if there's one thing we can't have, it's too much fairness!

shorter actual abraham foxman:
Sen. Mitchell is fair. He's been meticulously even-handed. But the fact is, American policy in the Middle East hasn't been "even handed" — it has been supportive of Israel when
it felt Israel needed critical U.S. support.

So I’m concerned I’m not sure the situation requires that kind of approach in the Middle East.
foxman really has turned into a parody of himself. for years critics of u.s. policy towards the israeli-palestinian conflict have charged that the u.s. government is much too slanted towards the israeli side. this is the first time that i've ever seen the head of the ADL agree that u.s. policy is not "fair" or "even handed", but say that's not what the organization wants. even if that were the real agenda, it's pretty inept to say something like that out loud to the press.