The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Washington Times columnist Frank Gaffney. He gets the award for the following.
It is fitting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice chose the U.S. Naval Academy for the venue of today's so-called Mideast peace conference. The reputation of that extraordinary institution in Annapolis has been sullied in recent years by a succession of rapes of young women.First someone give Gaffney a valium. These kind of diatribes are seen on the internet all the time. Heck I write them from time to time. A middle East conference or some golf writer forgetting a Hall of Famer isn't the end of the world, nor is it gang rape either.
Despite official efforts to low-ball its significance, Miss Rice's conclave is shaping up to be a gang-rape of a nation on a scale not seen since Munich in 1938, when the British and French allowed Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini to have their violent way with Czechoslovakia.
This time, the intended victim is Israel. As with the effort to appease the Nazis and Fascists nearly 70 years ago, however, the damage will not be confined to the rapee. The interests of the Free World in general and the United States in particular will suffer from what the Saudis and most of the other attendees have in mind for the Jewish State — namely, its dismemberment and ultimate destruction.
Secondly, Israel isn't going to let itself be dismembered, nor would the United States permit it. Steps towards any kind of peace in the Middle East as James Joyner at OTB noted 'this is the Middle East. Progress is almost always made in baby steps, often followed by steps in the other direction.' It is absurb to correlate the lack of justice for a 19-year-old rape victim in Saudi Arabia, with the events of a regional peace conference. Yes I know the attitudes of many in that arab kingdom, but saying Israel is about to suffer gang rape is rhetorical excess, besides being far off the mark in regards to likely outcome of any peace talks. That's why I name Washington Times columnist Frank Gaffney. Get yourself a blog Frank.
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