Thursday, July 03, 2008

Dual Loyalty

Phillip Weiss says that Joe Klein has raised the "dual loyalty" issue with this column. Here is the relevant portion:

The notion that we could just waltz in and inject democracy into an extremely complicated, devout and ancient culture smacked--still smacks--of neocolonialist legerdemain. The fact that a great many Jewish neoconservatives--people like Joe Lieberman and the crowd over at Commentary--plumped for this war, and now for an even more foolish assault on Iran, raised the question of divided loyalties: using U.S. military power, U.S. lives and money, to make the world safe for Israel. And then there is the question--made manifest by the no-bid contracts offered U.S. oil companies by the Iraqis--of two oil executives, Bush and Cheney, securing a new source of business for their Texas buddies.

Klein also indicts "Big Oil" in this little tirade but where is the denunciation of Klein from the ADL or over at The New Republic? Has Dershowitz been called? Where is Marvin Hier on this outrage? Perhaps I just missed it.


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