JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: OBAMA’S SPEECH ON THE MIDDLE EAST ATTACKED BY AMERICA’S RIGHT WING   Leave a comment

 

John Chuckman

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY DANIEL FINKELSTEIN IN THE TIMES

Sensitive speech is the correct description, but honestly where do you see any evidence of sensitivity carrying any weight in American politics?

It isn’t just the Right Wing, it is the great mass of people who take little interest in world affairs and know only the mantra lines the mainline press repeats endlessly.

Doing anything that at all conflicts with those lines earns you some very hard looks.

Israel’s supporters in America will use this to their benefit to prevent a genuine settlement in the Middle East, something we have every reason to believe Israel does not want.

After all, the constant, go-nowhere “peace process” gains the decades of time for much of the rest of Palestine to be absorbed without its unwanted residents.

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