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Who’s John Hagee?

So Matt Yglesias asks [1].  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.” [2]  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.

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#1 Comment By daninardmore On March 6, 2007 @ 3:08 pm

More than thirty years after Hal Lindsay’s The Late Great Planet Earth these “Last Days” snake-oil salesmen keep coming out of the woodwork, and obviously do not lack a mass audience. Sometimes all you can do is shake your head and look forward to dinner.

#2 Comment By Grumpy Old Man On March 6, 2007 @ 6:20 pm

Dinner. “Would you like brimstone with that?”

#3 Comment By daninardmore On March 6, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

Maybe brimstone could be the secret ingredient on “Iron Chef in Hell”.

#4 Comment By Robert Mitchell On March 6, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

I remember watching John Hagee during the build up to the invasion of Iraq when he used his pulpit to say of President Bush “he has told the United Nations we do not need a show of your hands to defend ourselves against terrorism , God Bless you Mr. Bush” which just shows how gullible the religious right is in believing that Iraq was the source of the terrorism against the USA. I guess he must have missed the meaning of the teaching of Christ when he advocated the War on Iraq.