Sunday, March 1, 2009

Freeman At NIC Adds Balance

Most would agree that US mid-east policy has been lopsided these past 8 years.

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.


  1. First thing Bush II did was talk down the economy and the hopes of there being a positive U.S. influence on the Middle East.

    How's this for tinfoil- the forces on the internet who facilitate hatred towards Jewish people could have ties to Mossad. I mean, it's a classic freeper ploy to invade progressive forums.

    I think the fascist Israelis go out of their way to increase their population, while progressive Israelis are more likely to stop at 2.6 children.

    Too bad about Anwar Sadat and Yitzhak Rabin being assassinated. It can be a very sad world to live in.

    There's always hope

  2. The administration is putting more effort into the mideast ... so maybe this appearance of balance will help.