Obama Senior Advisor Merrill McPeak On Israel

Via American Spectator

This guy is also hostile to Israel

Well, it is likely that Obama will soon be having to retract Merrill McPeak. McPeak, who was arrested last year for driving under the influence, apparently has a problem controlling more than his thirst for fermented beverages. He also has a penchant for bashing Israel or, more particularly, Jews who oppose negotiating with terrorists.

McPeak has a long history of criticizing Israel for not going back to the 1967 borders as part of any peace agreement with Arab states. In 1976 McPeak wrote an article for Foreign Affairs magazine questioning Israel’s insistence on holding on to the Golan Heights and parts of the West Bank.

In recent years McPeak has echoed the Mearsheimer-Walt view that American Middle East policy is being controlled by Jews at the expense of America’s interests in the region. In a 2003 interview with the Oregonian, McPeak complained of that the “lack of playbook for getting Israelis and Palestinians together at…something other than a peace process….We need to get it fixed and only we have the authority with both sides to move them towards that. Everybody knows that.”

The interviewer asked McPeak: “So where’s the problem? State? White House?”

McPeak replied: “New York City. Miami. We have a large vote — vote, here in favor of Israel. And no politician wants to run against it.”

Translation (as if it’s needed): Jews — who put Israel over every American interest — control America’s policy on the Middle East. And McPeak has the audacity to accuse Bill Clinton of McCarthyism.

McPeak also claims that a combination of Jews and Christian Zionists are manipulating U.S. policy in Iraq in dangerous and radical ways: “Let’s say that one of your abiding concerns is the security of Israel as opposed to a purely American self-interest, then it would make sense to build a dozen or so bases in Iraq. Let’s say you are a born-again Christian and you think that Armageddon and the rapture are about to happen any minute and what you want to do is retrace steps you think are laid out in Revelations, then it makes sense. So there are a number of scenarios here that could lead you in this direction. This is radical….”

McPeak also noted: “The secret of the neoconservative movement is that it’s not conservative, it’s radical. Guys like me, who are conservatives, are upset about these neocons calling themselves conservative when they’re so radical.”

Guys like McPeak are upset because they think Jews have too much influence.

McPeak (in his Oregonian interview) also equated terrorist organizations with neoconservative supporters for Israel:

Interviewer: “Do you think…there’s an element within Hamas, Hezbollah, that doesn’t want Israel to exist at all and always will be there?”

McPeak: “Absolutely.”

Interviewer: “So this is — this is multilateral.”

Instead of discussing Hamas and Hezbollah, McPeak returns to his primary target: Christian and Jews who support Israel:

McPeak: “There’s an element in Oregon [sic], you know, that’s always going to be radical in some pernicious way, and likely to clothe it in religious garments, so it makes it harder to attack. So there’s craziness all over the place. I think there is enough good will on the Israeli side — I’ve spent a lot of time in Israel, worked at one time very closely with the Israeli air force as a junior officer, and so — but that’s maybe the more cosmopolitan, liberal version of the Israeli population.”

In other words, American policy is the product of “religious Jews and neocons” who in McPeak’s mind are just as much to blame for a lack of peace in the Middle East as are Hamas and Hezbollah.


7 responses to “Obama Senior Advisor Merrill McPeak On Israel

  1. monique alponte

    McPeak is just plain and simple an anti-Semite. Sure, there are some “born-again Christian” nuts obsessed with the Armageddon aspect about protecting Israel. However, there are many Christians who are NOT and our support of Israel has nothing to do with silly interpretations of trying to hurry along Armageddon. That is also something that the crackpot of Iran Armadinnerjacket is obsessed with as well, but for different reasons, his Mahdi anti-Messiah.

    First off, Israel got her land back fair and square and the only reason anyone wants it now is because they took a once dry barren rocky desert and turned it into a lush land. Or how about the fact that Israel is America’s most loyal ally in the Middle East? Does McPeak have a brain to even imagine what would happen to the U.S. if Israel were to fall?

    Sure, there are biblical reasons that matter to Christians as well, but not that crazy Armageddon stuff, but because God specifically tells both Israel and any other country NOT to split HIS land or they will suffer the consequences. One need only look back at history at the countries who did do that, and I shudder to think about the more problems Israel will have as a direct result of the Israeli government giving their land away at present.

    People, Obama is so very dangerous for the survival of Israel and McPeak is spelling it out so very clearly. Unbelievable that people cannot see this.

    McPeak, another human being that is less intelligent than an animal. All animals fear God, McPeak does not. What a lame.

    “Ask the animals and they will teach you.”
    -Job: 12:7-9


  2. “People,Obama is so very dangerous for the survival of Israel and McPeak is spelling it out so very clearly. Unbelievable that people can’t see this.”-monique alponte

    Isn’t this election about the FUTURE of the United States? If you are voting in this election to save Israel at the expense of the United States you are nothing but a low down traitor. Disgraceful doesn’t begin to describe these traitors.

  3. Mike, Obama is a flaming liberal who will be disastrous for the U.S. Why would he stay in a church whose pastor says G-d damn America for 20 years if he didn’t agree with those sentiments?

    Now to get more specific. Obama, among other things, wants to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens, wants more gun control laws, is against the death penalty, wants to raise capital gains taxes, is for partial birth abortion. has regretted trying to save Terri Schiavo. Obama believes that the role of a Supreme Court Justice is to even out the playing field between the “haves” and the “have-nots.” Whatever happened to making decisions based on our Constitution?

  4. jt, The people in charge of government today make the Robber Barons of the nineteenth century look like Boy Scouts. They are insatiable thieves who will continue to loot the country unless someone trys to stop them. Maybe Obama can try. It’s a roll of the dice. I could hold my nose and vote for McCain if he gets off his pugnacious Dubya act.

    As far as “Jews against Obama” you’re never going to have peace in the ME until you get rid of the swaggering war-mongers who’ve put us where we are today.

    PS; I voted for the idiot Bush twice because of a fear of liberal Scotus judges. Besides that he’s an absolute disaster.

  5. Mike I agree with you about the current leadership being a bunch of looting thugs. I don’t like McCain or Hillary Clinton either. But consider this. Most conservatives dislike McCain and Clinton. When McCain tried to ram through his immigration act, there was rightfully an uproar.

    But if Obama becomes President, G-d for bid, no one will dare speak out against him for fear of being called racists and bigots.

  6. jt, when you talk about Obama being called a racist or a bigot will it come from the Jewish community should he make the US an honest broker in the ME?

    I’m not Jewish. I’m Irish,both my parents are from Ireland. They didn’t live the nightmare the Jews in Europe went through but they saw and lived injustice. Whether thru presidential or congressional action in the US the Palestinians have been segregated,starved ,seperated …destroyed. You just can’t do that and expect nothing in return ie; suicide bombers and terrorism.

    I thought Peres would change things 30 yrs ago but that didn’t happen. Lost opportunities ;the story of the whole region.

    I don’t know the answer man.

  7. Mike, I guess I wasn’t being clear. I meant to say that most people (average Jews, Republicans Democrats, journalists, etc.) would be afraid of disagreeing with, or criticizing a President Obama for fear of being called racists and bigots. No doubt Obama and his wife would also dismiss such criticism as anti-black racism.

    As for palestinians being segregated, starved, etc, did you know that there are Arab members of the Israeli parliament? There are also Arab judges on Israel’s supreme court? And a few years back, Miss Israel was a non Jewish Arab. I doubt the same can be said of Jews in other Arab countries.

    Also, why do you think it was that a few months ago with all the palestinian/Hamas infighting, people in the “territories” were trying to flee into Israel?

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