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NOT GOOD ENOUGH – JFH Ed Koch Defends Hillary Against Obama Criticism

Posted by jewsforhillary on May 12, 2008

When asked how she would react if Iran waged a nuclear attack on Israel, Senator Clinton replied that she would obliterate Iran. (Indiana senator Evan Bayh Bayh agrees). Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch here defends senator Clinton against crticism by Obama for her response.

Edward I. KochEd Koch Commentary May 10, 2008

Senator Barack Obama won the North Carolina primary by 14 percentage points. Senator Hillary Clinton won the Indiana primary by a narrower margin of two percent. Neither candidate scored a knockout punch, but Obama came out ahead.

Clearly Senator Obama who had the most to lose – it would have been considered a huge loss if Indiana went big for Hillary – also had the most to gain. The race goes on and will go on until a decision is made at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The fat lady here is Hillary, and she won’t sing. I’m part of her primary campaign until she wins or withdraws. I simply do not trust Senator Obama’s judgment.

Obama’s actions in not standing up to Rev. Jeremiah Wright and protest the minister’s attacks on white America, the United States government and the State of Israel, and his support of Minister Louis Farrakhan, are important matters. No one accuses Obama of adopting any of Rev. Wright’s positions as his own. Indeed, he has denounced them. But his denouncement comes 20 years too late and only after Rev. Wright denounced his heretofore devoted congregant as a hypocrite for conveying his disagreement with his minister, stating at the National Press Club on April 28th, “We both know that, if Senator Obama did not say what he said, he would never get elected. Politicians say what they say and do what they do based on electability, based on sound bites, based on polls, Huffington, whoever’s doing the polls. Preachers say what they say because they’re pastors.”

Yes, it is true that not many people would stand up in a church or synagogue and publicly argue with their minister, but surely, there are some who would argue privately – which was not done here – and even more who would leave a church or synagogue that was led by someone spouting hateful speech.

In any event, we expect more courage from a candidate for president of this great country. We are now engaged in a war against Islamic terrorism and are in need of someone who can be trusted to advocate on behalf of the United States. Senator Obama, regrettably, was silent for too long.

An even more telling incident recently occurred. Hillary Clinton responded to the threats of the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has stated, “The annihilation of the Zionist regime will come…Israel must be wiped off the map…And God willing…we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism.”

This week, according to The New York Times, “Ahmadinejad called Israel ‘a stinking corpse’ that was doomed to fail, and warned countries that they would ‘burn in the fire of their people’s hatred’ if they helped Israel, the news agency IRNA reported. ‘Today the reason for Zionist regime’s existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation,’ he said in a speech on the 60th anniversary of the Jewish state.”

We know that were Iran, which is on the verge of creating nuclear weapons and already has the capacity to deliver them, ever to launch such missiles at the United States or any NATO ally, it could expect immediate oblivion as the result of the U.S. response. Hillary recently attempted to warn Iran that were it to launch nuclear weapons against Israel, the U.S. “would be able to totally obliterate them.” Hillary’s comments were totally in keeping with the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction which kept the Soviet Union at bay during the Cold War when it threatened its European neighbors and members of NATO.

Instead of joining Hillary in a similar warning to Iran, Senator Obama on “Meet The Press” criticized Hillary stating, “It’s language reflective of George Bush…This kind of language is not helpful.”

Hillary’s language is exactly what was warranted. The Soviet Union understood the meaning of mutually assured destruction and consequently refrained from using its nuclear inventory. Lesser language conveying not destruction or obliteration, but simply lesser punishment encourages fanatical countries like Iran to believe they can attack our allies and survive.

Hillary’s statement regarding Iran and Israel was consistent with U.S. policy towards Israel. As Vice President Dick Cheney has said, “America’s commitment to Israel’s security is enduring and unshakable, as is our commitment to Israel’s right to defend itself always against terrorism, rocket attacks and other threats from forces dedicated to Israel’s destruction. The United States will never pressure Israel to take steps that threaten its security.”

We now know just how far Senator Obama is prepared to go to defend our friends and allies. It is not far enough.

 

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  4. rose said

    Thank you former Mayer Koch for your articulate words. They reflect my own thoughts, as a citizen, as a Jew, and as a Democrat who has been desperately waiting for my party to wake up from their apparent haze and see that they are about to make a dreadfully dangerous mistake in nominating Barack Obama for our nominee. If so, it will be the first time in my adult life that I will refrain from voting. Obama is a gutless wonder. His expressed views on many important issues, such as those discussed in Mayor Koch’s statement, are far off base and a threat to US security and to Israel. His silence on many important issues is equally as disturbing. In a primary season that began with such great excitement, with our party on the verge of nominating either a black man or a woman, it is ended horribly. After all, it must be the right black man or woman. In this case, Hillary Clinton is by far and away the clear choice for the highest office in the land. But, we’re going to blow it and miss a crucial moment in our history.

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  9. Alex Bajan said

    W Polsce Żydów nie wypada krytykować. Krytykować można Romów, Ukraińców,Niemców, Arabow.

    W Polsce Żydów nie wypada krytykować, można narazić się tym, nie tylko środowiskom żydowskim, ale i mediom. Można za to do woli krytykować inne narodowości – Romów, Ukraińców czy Niemców. Wystarczy tylko powiedzieć jedno zdanie krytykujące postawy czy działania środowisk żydowskich a posądzenia o antysemityzm i nietolerancję są pewne.

    Żydzi to naród, dla którego los nie był łaskawy. Po zakończonych klęską powstaniach żydowskich, które miały miejsce pod koniec I i na początku II wieku naszej ery, Żydzi zostali wygnani z Palestyny. Od tamtej pory większość narodu żydowskiego żyła w diasporze. To, co z pewnością wyróżnia ten naród od innych, to fakt, że mimo rozproszenia po całym świecie zachował swoją tożsamość i kulturę. To, co ich łączy, niezależnie od miejsca zamieszkania to najczęściej religia. Wielka wiara, jaką nacechowani są Żydzi, pozwoliła im przez ponad dwa tysiące lat zachować swoją kulturę. Naród ten jest bardzo solidarny.

    Politycy, media, dyplomaci, tematu Żydów unikają jak ognia. Boją się, aby przypadkiem nie powiedzieć złego słowa o tym narodzie, co zresztą media skrzętnie na pewno by odnotowały i opisały, przypisując owej osobie “antysemityzm” To, co skłoniło mnie do napisania tego artykułu, to moja wędrówka po forum internetowym, gdzie ludzie wyrażają swoje opinie bez żadnych zahamowań, piszą co myślą. Choć te opinie często są skrajne, to na pewno nie można zarzucić im jakiejś zależności, zależności, która z oczywsitych względów występuje w wypowiedziach polityków czy w mediach.

    Osoba o nicku Pełny Nienawiści napisała: “Dlaczego Arabów, którzy walczą o swoje ziemie nazywa się terrorystami a Żydów, którzy ich wypędzili ze swoich ziem się głaszcze? Gdzie jest ONZ?” Inny forumowicz napisał: “Wielu ludzi po prostu lituje się nad Żydami wiedząc, przez co oni przeszli w okresie II wojny światowej. Natomiast wielu jest ociemniałych, którzy nie wiedzą, co Żydzi zrobili i robią tym, których uważa się dziś za terrorystów.”

    Dlaczego w Polsce i nie tylko, temat Żydów jest tematem tabu, dlaczego większość boi się ich krytykować? Może boją się reakcji mediów i przypięcia etykiety antysemity. Broń Boże, nie jestem żadnym antysemitą, tylko uważam, że Żydzi to taki sam naród, jak każdy inny.

  10. Pat said

    Jews For Hillary?

    Is this the same Hillary Rodham Clinton who referred to a former aide as a ” Fucking Jew Bastard “?

    Strange!

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