I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I was wrong

I can admit when I was wrong. To all of you with Hillary derangement syndrome that I have mocked over the last few months I apologize - you were right, I was wrong!
Now we all had great fun mocking John McCain when he embraced the man that had viciously slimed him four years before. Now Hillary is embracing a man, Richard Mellon Scaife, who spent years and millions of his own dollars to slime Hillary and Bill Clinton. This was while attempting to resurrect the Obama's Rev Wright problem that had all but disappeared in order to deflect from her own lapse of memory on Bosnia. Now it gets even worse:
Obama And The Jews
The Clinton campaign is distributing an article in the American Spectator (!) about Obama foreign policy adviser Merrill McPeak and his penchant for.. well, the article accuses him of being an anti-Semite and a drunk. 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.
Of course this is not the first time that Hillary has made use of Rovian politics and right wing talking points in an attempt to knee cap Obama.

I didn't think that Hillary would do anything to get the nomination - I was wrong. I didn't think that Hillary would put her own self interests before the good of the party, the country and the world - I was wrong.