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Response to pelsar (Reply #50)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:43 AM

56. I did not accuse Obama of racism. I accused him of moral cowardice and complicity with oppression.

 

There's a difference.

I don't think his stance is based on a hatred for Arabs. I don't think it's personal. I think he's taking the standard US policy in this situation and reiterating and reinforcing it. That policy very plainly dehumanizes the Palestinians. It always has, long prior to the Obama administration. My hope, naive as it was, was that maybe Obama would, if nothing else, soften that policy standard. Instead he just hardened it.

As I said in the previous post, I don't know if he has taken this position out of personal conviction or political expediency. I don't really think it matters though, as either way the result is the same - the president has committed itself to four more years of insisting that Israel shits ice cream and that the Palestinians should count themselves lucky to have a full bowl of it.

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