Posted on | April 8, 2012 | 14 Comments
In a sidebar headline at AOSHQ, I noticed a story from The Lid:
Hmmm. Media Matters fires some guy. What’s this about?
Rosenberg’s offense was describing pro-Israel Jews as “Israel Firsters.” Which is to say, Rosenberg thinks his fellow Jews are too pro-Israel.
Let me see if I can find an appropriate analogy. My ancestors were Scots, and I am generally pro-Scotland. Now, suppose that Ireland got taken over by a bunch of dangerously violent wackjobs who insisted that every problem suffered by the Irish was the fault of those damned sneaky Scots. So the leader of the Radical Wackjob regime in Ireland demagogued almost daily against the Scots, whipping up anti-Scot sentiment amongst the Irish masses and — oh, by the way — Ireland started a kinda secretive nuclear program.
If such a scenario developed, and Scots-Americans urged the U.S. to help protect Scotland against the Irish Wackjob with nuclear ambitions, would anyone blame these “Scotland Firsters”? I think not.
Anyway, Rosenberg got canned at Media Matters and now starts a blog, and is criticizing the U.S. for opposing Iran’s nuclear program. Perhaps Rosenberg can’t figure out this simple equation:
Ahmadinejad + nukes = dead Jews
Does anyone with an IQ above room temperature believe Adhmadinejad’s nuclear program has a peaceful civilian purpose?
Look: You can criticize U.S. foreign policy all you want. But you can’t tell me that Israel’s concerns about a nuclear Iran are illegitimate. And if the U.S. can’t find some way to shut down Ahmadinejad’s nuclear program, Bibi Netanyahu will do whatever Bibi Netanyahu has to do, because the likely consequences of not doing it are too dreadful to contemplate.
What part of “never again” is so hard to understand, huh?
If Rosenberg doesn’t understand that, he deserves the distinction of being known forever as The Liberal Too Stupid to Work at Media Matters.