Ken Blackwell

To reward Egypt’s new Islamist government—which persecutes Christians, which seethes with hatred of the Jews, and which turns a blind eye to the oppression of women—the Obama administration is now giving an additional $1 billion in debt forgiveness. They call this democracy.

The Obama administration is notorious for having publicly protested when Israelis tried to build more apartments for Jews in Jerusalem , their capital city. The Obama administration does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel ’s capital, for starters. Second, Mr. Obama chose to deliver his sharp condemnation of Israel from Jakarta , Indonesia . Mr. Obama holds up Indonesia as a model of Muslim moderation. It is true that Jews are not persecuted in Indonesia . That’s because they are not allowed to live there.

So, while leading Democrats and Israel ’s doves are cooing in Charlotte , a top U.S. General is growling. Gen. Martin Dempsey is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

He wants Israel to give Iran more time. He says the U.S. will not be drawn into a conflict with Iran .

Gen. Dempsey told Britain’s left wing Manchester Guardian “I don’t want to be complicit if [Israel] choose[s] to do it.”

Complicit? That word means the general does not want the U.S. to be party to a crime. Does Gen. Dempsey speak for the Obama administration? Does the Obama administration really think that stopping the Iranian mullahs from developing a nuclear weapon would be a criminal act?

Surely, the general misspoke. There must be some paid apologist at the State Department racing for the microphones to say: “Gen. Dempsey does not speak for the administration on complicity.”

The silence is deafening. No wonder the Israelis are saying Gen. Dempsey’s “were definitely not to our liking.” Now, that’s diplomatic.

When the Iranians are breathing murderous threats, when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking from Tehran publicly calls Israel “a two-bomb country,” the idea that stopping them in time is something for which we want to avoid “complicity” is totally unacceptable.

It should give pause to all those delegates sitting in Charlotte and being spoon-fed pabulum about President Obama’s pro-Israel stance. He is undoubtedly the most anti-Israel president in our lifetime.


Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at Townhall.com, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
 
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