blame the Jews for the insane hatreds levied against them. That's why Hillary "the Whore" Clinton can compare Israeli democracy to Iranian despotism unfavorably (Israel is daring to consider limiting the access of some of those notorious anti-semtitc NGOs, which seems to get Hill more worked up than Iranian nukes.). That's why Leon Panetta, Obama's Defense Secretary, can literally write off military moves against Iran while blaming Israel, again, for the troubles in the region.
Because they are "citizens of the world", that's why, and need desperately to get approval from places like Europe and the Middle East, so as to burnish their bona fides among the liberal intelligentsia. Everyone knows Americans are hidebound dullards, who cares why they think? Especially when it comes to those pesky -what was that number again? ah, yes - those pesky six million Jews living in Israel. What better way to get that European approval than to march in lockstep - or is it goose-step? - with the Euro-view of the Jews?
Read this, via Protein Wisdom, and you'll see where Howard Gutman gets his talking points, and where Leon Panetta gets his bizarre rationale for his twisted worldview. Hillary is just following orders, - she smooched with Arafat's wife when she was First Lady, was Israel's #1 hawk when she was Senator of New York, and now she's simply doing what Barack Obama wants her to. There's nothing there but an empty, unattractive pants suit.
So here's the polling on Jews:
The study – “Intolerance, Prejudice, Discrimination: A European Report” –questioned roughly 1,000 people in each of the selected EU countries….
Asked to respond to the statement that “Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians,” 47.7 percent of the study’s participants in Germany expressed agreement – the highest number in Western Europe….
The statement “Considering Israel’s policy, I can understand why people do not like Jews” met with 35.6% affirmation in Germany, while 35.9% of British respondents were in agreement. In the Netherlands, 41.1% favored the assertion, as did 55.2% in Poland, 45.6% in Hungary and 48.8% in Portugal. France declined to participate.
The researchers also asked whether “Jews try to take advantage of having been victims during the Nazi era.”
Almost half the Germans questioned responded in the affirmative; the country’s 48.9% result was the highest among the Western European countries. The Netherlands provided the lowest percentage, with 17.2% affirming that Jews were trying to exploit the Nazi era. The number for Poland was 72.2%, and Hungary reached 68.1%. France reached 32.3%, England 21.8%, Portugal 52.2% and Italy 40.2%.
Hmmm....it becomes easier and easier to understand, on the other hand, why most ordinary Americans think less and less of their European "allies". We don't share their morality - or ancient hatreds. Our leaderships unfortunately, does. Which may lead to some surprises in November. But no worries for our three aforementioned citizens of the world. They'll always speak to standing ovations in leftist think tanks, European universities, and anywhere else where anti-semitism holds sway...