The religious right felt their prayers had been answered.
The election of Bush II added lopsided control of US policy to the republicans, since the republicans were already in control of the House and the Senate when Bush II was sworn in.
The unmitigated disaster that their policy has wrought has now clearly surfaced, and many of their heroes have turned out to be zeroes.
One of their writings says "Where there is no vision the people perish (Prov 29:18)." Look around, notice any people dying these past 8 years? People perishing?
We have said that taking sides is imbalanced and will not lead to peace in the middle east. We have criticized imbalanced anti-Israel policy and imbalanced pro-Palestinian policy.
We like the pick of Freeman because it shows that our policy is intended to not choose sides. For that reason we like an article written by Dreyfus:
A thunderous, coordinated assault against one of President Obama's intelligence picks is now underway. It started in a few right-wing blogs, migrated to semi-official mouthpieces like the Jewish Telegraph Agency, and today it reached the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal, in the form of the scurrilous piece by Gabriel Schoenfeld, a resident scholar at some outfit called "the Witherspoon Institute."(The Nation). As a referee for peace the US cannot favor one side over the other.
We want peace for Israel and for Palestinians.
May all their children live in peace and dignity.