The Hebrew prophets have a political vision and it is not neoconservative. ~David Klinghoffer
You have to laugh at Klinghoffer’s description of a prospective attack on Iran as “aggressive defense.” What’s next? Peaceful violence? Charitable hate? Lawful crime? (Klinghoffer must be an expert in stating absurdities, since he is a fellow at the Discovery Institute.)
You do have to admire Klinghoffer’s intellectual contortions to justify the moral abomination of the “new fusionism.” Aggression and moral reform marching side by side is a hard thing to defend, but he gives it his best shot.
Then again, Klinghoffer never wrote (probably unwittingly) truer words than these:
Idolatry manifests itself in every age. Its essence lies in setting up moral authorities in competition with, or to the negation of, God.
Quite. That might be a powerful lesson on which the various warfare state-lovers could reflect and meditate. Of course, it is precisely the neocons surrounding Rudy Giuliani who embrace the idolatry of nationalism, and it is those religious conservatives who ignore their own convictions in the name of fighting “Islamofascism” who are complicit in the same error.
There was also this:
Yet the prophets had little to say against Assyrofascism or Babylofascism.
I wonder why. Maybe because they weren’t morons.