Krauthammer on Israel

Nobody else could have written this piece.

While there is widespread support for Israel in the rational media Charles Krauthammer has a way with words that has no equal. Israel is fighting for its very existence. Hamas has fired thousands of rockets from Gaza and yet Israel has cooperated in supplying them with their “humanitarian supplies” while carefully searching for the weapons that Iran is attempting to smuggle in.

Obama has repeatedly insulted this crucial US ally. We are moving closer by the day to a nuclear Iran. Never before has a nuclear weapon rested in the hands of a regime with a publicly expressed intent to use it-not as a deterrent-but as a first strike weapon. Iran and Hamas are explicit in their intentions to destroy Israel.  Their emissaries from Turkey and elsewhere are not “peace activists”. We are heading toward World War 3.

Read the final paragraph in this sobering column:

“The world is tired of these troublesome Jews, 6 million — that number again — hard by the Mediterranean, refusing every invitation to national suicide. For which they are relentlessly demonized, ghettoized and constrained from defending themselves, even as the more committed anti-Zionists — Iranian in particular — openly prepare a more final solution.”

Read the full column here. Please. LINK

Pat Duggan

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Key Policy Commentary

The oil spill dominates the news and will continue to. We can’t vote it away. It is too late to prepare for it. I will join those who acknowledge the failures of BP AND Government here and push for policies that reduce the chances of future catastrophes. I would summarize that policy this way:

We are decades away, minimum, from an oil-free world and for national security reasons we cannot rely on unfriendly nations to supply us. We need to increase domestic drilling on-shore and off-shore while backing away from the deep water drilling that has caused this problem.

While this plays out we can’t afford to lose sight of the two key issues where we can have a direct immediate impact: the economy and foreign affairs.

For some economic perspective check out Art Laffer in the Wall Street Journal who notes that coming tax policy can sink us into a “double dip” recession in 2011. LINK

Arthur Brooks draws interesting comparisons to Greece here: LINK

Note: Arthur Brooks will be in Chicago in two weeks for a speech and book signing. Those interested in attending a great event should contact me directly. If you do not have my email please access the “leave a comment” feature directly below.

Fred Barnes has great insight into the ways of Washington but he falls into a familiar trap here. Those expecting Obama to “pivot to the right” or any of the many maneuvers of Bill Clinton are not getting it. Obama is not Bill Clinton. Clinton liked playing politics and understood the dynamics of compromise and how it could preserve power. Obama views all of that as just part of the problem. He does not like America or its political structure. He wants to “change” it. Read Fred here: LINK

Blogger “Neoneocon” has some comments on the pivot here: LINK

Pat Duggan

When Policy Turns Ridiculous

Most of us have received emails covering the outrageous hypocrisies of Mexico’s own border policy. To allow their President to trash us on our own soil is bad enough. The Obama administration ENDORSED IT!

At least one Congressman had the guts and brains to speak out. This is great stuff.

Rep. Tom McClintock (R. CA)

Watch the video here:

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