Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Wexler: Fear Not, Paranoid Jews!

I don't know how Wexler stands it, having to be a broken record like this. It's a well-intentioned effort, but I don't like this at all:

Does anyone believe that Sen. John McCain is anti-Israel because of former Secretary of State James Baker's role in his campign? As secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush, Mr. Baker conditioned billions in loan guarantees to Israel on its cessation of new settlement activities in the West Bank and chastised Israelis about their commitment to the Middle East peace process. In 2006, Mr. Baker reportedly proposed a controversial regional peace conference that excluded Israel.

Isn't this a pandering and pathetic ("reportedly proposed"?) affirmation of the ugly, McCarthyist accusations against Baker? I don't think defending Obama from smears means having to join a crazy chorus of smears against someone else.