Thanks CK. I discovered WRMead not too long ago and read that article last month. An excellent piece I thought. He shed a perspective on the subject that was enlightening I thought.
Now I understand CK. Thanks for taking the time to clarify.
Speaking of defenders of Israel, I find rather puzzling that I, with not a drop of Jewish blood in me, seems more interested in the well being of that tiny state than much of the Jewish diaspora. That diaspora, while voting rather heavily for BHO here in the USA, might be souring on our President if Obama continues to treat Israel as badly as he has. I hope that's the case anyway.
CK, Thanks for the welcome, and I'm glad to be here. I always enjoyed reading your comments at Contentions and at JED's blog and see no good reason why I shouldn't continue on here at ZC.
I'm not quite sure why you put that Youtube clip at the end of your welcoming comments to me, but I'm glad you did. Seeing Moshe Dayan and his signature patched eye reminded me of one of the finest war books I've read - Michael Oren's "Six Days Of War." The book really gives one valuable insight of how political interests and necessities play a role behind the scenes. I assume you're read it, but if by chance you haven't, I highly recommend it. And it has a (mostly) happy ending!
"They are motivated by love. Not hate, not sedition. They love their country and want to save it from those who do not."
Is Limbaugh *that* far off with this assessment? I get the impression that Obama would be happier with citizenship to the Global Community Of Humans than to the United States. What politician actually *removes* his USA flag pin? I have no problem with anyone not wearing a USA pin. But to wear one, remove it, then wear it again after public pressure became too much? And you're running for President? It's almost an unthinkable act for a high profile politician. Why would he do such a thing? One has to wonder the motivation.
I feel like Obama is far more sincere when he is apologizing for or denigrating America than he is when he's praising it (praise being a political necessity). He has hired several people in his administration who share his same views. His wife wasn't proud of her country until her husband was the Dem nominee for Prez.
The Founders created this country to be distinctly different from the Europe from whence they came. To have a degree of liberty that no other country in the world had. But now Obama, despite allegedly being a constitutional scholar, is trying curtail that liberty by implementing a statist "utopia." Just like they have in the same Europe that our Founders broke away from 200+ years ago. He's backed by the likes of Pelosi and Reid and almost all of the heavy hitters in the D party.
Does Obama and several of his cohorts who run the show love their country? I'm not so sure. I get the feeling that they are more embarrassed by it than they love it. They feel that America needs to decline and become less (benignly) hegemonic as some sort of "corrective" in my opinion.
Note, Rush didn't say that these people "hated" America. He said that they didn't love it. To be honest, I'm having a hard time disagreeing with that statement. Is that too incendiary a statement that it harms the conservative movement more than it helps it? I'm not sure. However, with all the vile demagoguery from major figures of the left directed towards GWB, conservatives, Tea Parties, etc..., I for one am not going to fault Rush for this relatively mild statement. I'm a little tired of conservatives having to defend themselves from spurious accusations (racist! homophobic! anti-immigrant!) and wouldn't mind putting liberals on the rhetorical defensive for once.