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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

America-firsters have all been purged from GOP, says powerful neocon, leaving Israel-firsters to have their way

How William Kristol Purged the Arabists by Patrick J. Buchanan

After taping John Stossel’s show on March 16 in New York, the Mrs. and I took the 10 a.m. Acela back to Washington. Once we had boarded the train, who should come waddling up the aisle but Bill Kristol.

The Weekly Standard editor seemed cheerful, and we chatted about the surge in Mitt Romney’s popularity and prospects.

I did not ask what he had been doing in New York, but thanks to the website Mondoweiss, I found out. Kristol was there for a March 16 “debate” with Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street, the pro-Israel organization, at B’nai Jeshurun synagogue on the Upper West Side.

After listening to Kristol, writes Phil Weiss, “I am still reeling.”

“Kristol was treated like royalty and came off as … a Republican Party warlord,” bragging “about how all the hostile elements to Israel inside the Republican Party were purged over the last 30 years — (and) no one (now) dared to question the power of the Israeli lobby.”

“The big story in the Republican Party over the last 30 years, and I’m very happy about this,” said Kristol, is the “eclipsing” of the George H.W. Bush-James Baker-Brent Scowcroft realists, “an Arabist old-fashioned Republican Party … very concerned about relations with Arab states that were not friendly with Israel… .”

That Bush crowd is yesterday, said Kristol. And not only had the “Arabists” like President Bush been shoved aside by the neocons, the “Pat Buchanan/Ron Paul type” of Republican has been purged...MORE...LINK


Chris Moore comments:

This is what's so insane about manages to seduce its hosts into treason against their own countries and their own kin. It finds their weaknesses and vices, be they racism, religious piousness, lust, greed, ambition, vanity, militancy...and it flatters those weaknesses until it gets its way.

Those who have seen Lord of the Rings might understand it as the satanic effect the ring has on most of those who possess it. They themselves become possessed.

I fear our weak and corrupt Beltway leaders on both the establishment left and the right have neither the moral strength nor the character to resist its evil lure, and would sooner see the country destroyed than admit they are fallen, disgraced, and themselves guilty of treason.

Increasingly, it's us or them.

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