"...the only part of Greene’s answer that makes sense is his acknowledgment that “I’m not an expert on Muslims.” The rest is a crude caricature of the Quran and the faith of more than a billion people — and a missed opportunity to educate a prejudiced questioner. The bad news is that Greene had his McCain moment [when a voter accused President Obama of being an “Arab” during a campaign rally in the 2008 presidential race, McCain responded by saying “No, ma’am. He is a decent family man”] and blew it, failing to challenge the bigotry implied in the question. The good news is that Greene’s bizarre comments were greeted with derision and evidence that he is not ready to be a serious candidate."
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"The world we live in is rapidly changing. The nonsense consists exactly in believing that the doctrines and the governments that issue them are eternal. This is not true. The Middle East is undergoing a series of changes that is altering the strategic calculus of the entire region and also creating worries for USA. The U.S. military presence in the heart of the Middle East has had a substantial impact on the region, as regimes have adjusted their policies to adapt to new strategic realities."
"Because of the manner in which the American press and broadcast media have caved in to pressure to toe the zionist line, those who stand in the zionists’ way are likely to find their struggle tough going. Standing up for truth, however, is never easy; academic institutions in the US are not going to become an exception to this general rule of human affairs. These are interesting times to be in America, to be an American, and to be an American advocate of truth or justice."
"...the Gaza withdrawal is a welcome first step, provided that is done with honorable intentions. The strengthening of Israeli settlements elsewhere understandably dampen the enthusiasm and raise suspicions. But it’s time to start thinking of the human price -- a price that has no dollar amount nor gets much attention."
"In 2009, the Iranian supreme leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei declared, “We fundamentally reject nuclear weapons and prohibit the use and production of nuclear weapons.” He even issued a fatwa...Can Ms. Clinton cite a single such statement from any of the Israeli leaders about their own nuclear program?"