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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

jkatz Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:06 PM
There are many reasons to oppose Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense besides Israel, Anti-Semitism and Iran. Thomas Friedman and Patrick Buchanon supporting Hagel are using magical fairy tale thinking not logic and facts. They believe Hagel will slay the evil ogre Netanyahu and then everyone will live happily ever after.
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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

jkatz Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:05 PM
2- bisecting the West Bank with settlements- Here he is referring to the lie that E-1 will bisect the West Bank- Leaving the question of the wisdom of Israel's wanting to connect Maleh Adumim the largest Israeli settlement of 40,000 people with the rest of Jerusalem, E1 does not bisect the West Bank. Looking at any map shows this is a lie. The New York Times admitted that when it wrote this it was not true and claimed it was an error. But Buchanan repeats it knowing it is not true.
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Why the War Party Fears Hagel

jkatz Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 2:04 PM
Patrick Buchanan predates Hagel in his hostility to Israel. He was writing columns against Israel long before Netanyahu was Prime Minister. Two of his points show the depth of his hostility. 1-Eisenhower forcing the Israelis to leave the Sinai- This forced withdrawal where the Israelis gave up the Sinai after Egypt had violated the armistice numerous times, in return for promises that were not kept (freedom of ship passage and UN demilitarized buffer zones) are the template for why the US insisted in 1967 that this not be repeated and instead there should be secure and recognized borders negotiated for Israel. Obviously Buchanan thinks Eisenhower's action should be repeated. 2-
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Another Outrage in California

jkatz Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 4:03 PM
Reparative therapists claim to be trying to help people who are strugling with the same sex attractions. But instead it hurts because it promotes the view that people with same-sex attractions can really be "cured" or transformed into heterosexuals. The problem with this is that this is really just an illusion and not true. http://bit.ly/Jck4ZV All research is suggesting that people change their behavior and their values. There is no indication that the very basic desires to change as the result of the therapy. There are studies that show that most people who undergo this therapy have a loss in their mental health.
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