Who’s John Hagee?
So Matt Yglesias asks. As readers of this blog will probably already know, he was noted for being more pro-Israel than the Israelis last summer during the war in Lebanon, declaring the bombing of Lebanon to be a “miracle of God.” That his “miracle” was busily killing Christians along with other Lebanese civilians never seems to have troubled him. Naturally, he was speaking at AIPAC. Yglesias sums up:
So you see, John Hagee, who wants to see Israel adopt a hawkish foreign policy that he believes will result in its destruction at the hands of a Russo-Arab alliance is a friend of the Jews. By contrast, everyone who thinks a little pressure to make peace could wind up helping Israel in the long run is an anti-semite.