The McCain-Clinton Ticket
March 26, 2008
So now Hillary Clinton is attacking Barack Obama with an article from the American Spectator? The same magazine that took Daddy Wingbucks money from Richard Mellon Scaife to run the Arkansas Project, the get-Bill-Clinton-at-any-cost rumor mill and smear machine? Apart from the seaminess and unseemliness of it all, there’s the little problem that the article itself — an attack on Obama’s foreign policy advisor, Merrill McPeak — is a crock of shit:
Principally, the author takes McPeak to task for supporting a Middle East map that would require Israel to withdraw to its pre-1967 border. It also makes the case that McPeak supports the Walt-Mearsheimer view of the influence of the Israeli lobby on foreign policy.
The author’s sudden conclusion: “Obama has a Jewish problem and McPeak’s bigoted views are emblematic of what they are. Obama can issue all the boilerplate statements supporting Israel’s right to defend itself he wants. But until he accepts responsibility for allowing people like McPeak so close to his quest for the presidency, Obama’s sincerity and judgment will remain open questions.”
As one keen observer pointed out to me, if advocating the pre ’67 border map makes one an anti-Semite, just about every iteration of the U.S. government since 1967 would qualify. Tony McPeak’s verbal gymnastics do not make a “Jewish problem” for Obama.
With John McCain stumbling around getting his countries mixed up and talking about endless war in Iraq, Hillary Clinton has become the GOP’s most valuable tool. Unless she’s bucking for a spot in the McCain campaign, or a job as his speechwriter, Hillary Clinton needs to get lost, right now.