Thursday, November 06, 2008

Obama Already Pissing Off Jihadists


The “Electronic Intifada” has posted a piece criticizing Obama for picking Rahm Emanuel, a Jewish supporter of Israel to be his Chief of Staff. That’s a good sign in my opinion. They write:
In Congress, Emanuel has been a consistent and vocal pro-Israel hardliner, sometimes more so than President Bush. In June 2003, for example, he signed a letter criticizing Bush for being insufficiently supportive of Israel. "We were deeply dismayed to hear your criticism of Israel for fighting acts of terror," Emanuel, along with 33 other Democrats wrote to Bush. The letter said that Israel's policy of assassinating Palestinian political leaders "was clearly justified as an application of Israel's right to self-defense" ("Pelosi supports Israel's attacks on Hamas group," San Francisco Chronicle, 14 June 2003).”

Update:
The Hufftards hate this pick too. Yet another good sign.
One commentator said:
“But... After the elections who need the voters?

I wonder why he didn't pick Joe Lieberman for Chief of staff...
That sounds like a fine idea to me.

2 comments:

E.D. Kain said...

Rahm Emanuel served in the IDF during the first Gulf War. Great pick. I'm feeling more hopeful every day about this new President...!

Roland Dodds said...

True, but I think we should also remember Rahm is a hyper partisan who is not known for working across party lines. His role as Chief of Staff isn’t necessarily political either, so his political views may not play a role in Obama’s Whitehouse.

But anytime the loons are angry, you know you are on to something positive. And I would rather have someone personally supportive of Israel in his position than an individual who openly isn’t.