Sunday, December 11, 2011

Newt Gingrich Attacked By Weasels

Jew-bashing weasels, especially.

Like Doug "Weasel" Mataconis, at Outside the Beltway, "On Gingrich, the Palestinians, and “Invented People”."

Newt Gingrich Attacked By Weasels

Doug "Weasel" Mataconis cherry picks sections from Barry Rubin to argue that Rubin made "the same point I did yesterday." And that's not true. Doug "Weasel" Mataconis claimed that Newt Gingich's comments about the Palestinians were "sinister" and he blames Israel for the Palestinian program to exterminate the Jews, claiming that "to deny that there are a Palestinian people strikes me as guranteed to just lead to more terrorism." Wrong. There is no "Palestinian people," and even if we concede there is one, the existence of a Palestinian nation serves only the purpose of delegitimation of Israel. As Rubin points out:
The fact that today, a Palestinian people does exist doesn’t give the Palestinians a right to invent history, of course. ABC News didn’t point out that they regularly claim a history of two thousand years or more. And Golda Meir was pointing to the fact that the dominant politics of the Palestinian movement certainly as late as 1945 was a pan-Arab nationalist one.
And despite Gingrich's decisive confirmation of his initial comments, Doug "Weasel" Mataconis doubles-down in his attacks, alleging that:
As I said yesterday, imagine if Gingrich had made these statements as President. The outrage would have been amplified a thousand fold, and any hope that the United States would be able to serve any useful purpose in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be out the window for the foreseeable future...
What Doug "Weasel" Mataconis does not do is cite Gingrich's full statements, which reaffirms his initial point about an "invented" Palestinian nation. From the transcript:
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: 22:04:00:00 --- Speaker Gingrich, as I've said, this has caused quite a reaction in-- in the Middle East. The chief Palestinian negotiator, Sa-- Saeb Erekat, said, "Mark my words: These statements of Gingrich will be the ammunition and weapons of the bin Ladens and the extremists for a long, long time."

SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH: 22:04:13:00 --- How would he know the difference? Look from historic, George, simply. Is-- is what I said factually correct? Yes. Is it historically true? Yes. Are we in a situation where every day, rockets are fired into Israel while the United States, the current administration, tries to pressure the Israelis into a peace process?

22:04:33:00 --- Hamas does not admit the-- the right of Israel to exist, and says publicly, "Not a single Jew will remain." The Palestinian Authority ambassador to India said last month, "There is no difference between Fatah and Hamas. We both agree Israel has no right to exist."

22:04:50:00 --- Somebody oughta have the courage to tell the truth: These people are terrorists. They teach terrorism in their schools. They have textbooks that say, "If there are 13 Jews and nine Jews are killed, how many Jews are left?" We pay for those textbooks through our aid money. It's fundamentally-- time for somebody to have the guts to stand up and say, "Enough lying about the Middle East."
Yes, folks should stop lying, especially Doug "Weasel" Mataconis, the paleocon Israel-basher who couldn't argue his way out of a paper bag.

As Pamela said yesterday, a point to which Doug "Weasel" Mataconis attempts to laugh off in his maniacal anti-Israel dementia:
The Palestinian nation was invented as a tool of the jihad against Israel.
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