By Karl Spain
Just how stupid is Fareed Zakaria?
I ask because certainly it must have occurred to him before writing todays Op-Ed piece in the dreaded WaPo Sewer; that name calling Netanyahu’s position on Iran, claiming it was from “Never-never-land”, or in other words, a complete fantasy — was a trifle over the top. What do I mean by over the top?
From Reuters: “Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is lending his support to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress on the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program…”
Of course I could on and list other important, intelligent, respected, decorated and courageous people from around the globe that all agree with Netanyahu and the points in his speech, but that’s not what this twit wrote about, because that’s not the real topic for him and the liberals that make up his arrogant point of view.
This Zakaria article was about something else, not the Iranian deal at all, something else, something very stupid, namely the Democratic leadership’s spin on this deal and Israel in general. The Democrats are not the loyal allies of Israel they pretend to be. This particular group of Democratic Party leaders are staking out abhorrent positions on Jews, Israel, the Palestinians, you name it, it’s all so full of poison; right now Jewish voters are leaving the Democratic rolls never to return.
Zakaria could have just toed the line and agreed grudgingly with the president, although it would be foolish to do so, but to spit on Nobel Prize winning survivors of the Holocaust and call their thoughtful opposition to the President’s from “Never-Never Land” is suicidal-ly stupid.
Considering who these people are, the stakes of a nuclear-armed Iran, and the dues these survivors paid to be in the position they’re in — to be speaking out on this for Netanyahu–dues they’ve paid and this idiot Zakaria hasn’t?
That’s why today’s blog tidbit is disappointing. Because the Washington Post, now the butt of jokes among real journalists, could have and should have easily run a far more interesting opinion piece today instead of this drivel–which was given more attention than it certainly deserved by a State Department tweet calling attention to it.
The State Department shouldn’t have bothered attempting to create an echo in their badly broken liberal echo machine, the WaPo on this one, because it’s gonna backfire. This sub-standard piece of writing was a blatant attack piece, just another lame liberal attempt to blame the current Obama mess over the Iranian nuclear deal on — you guessed it — the Bush administration!
Sadly, the State Department tweet got more attention than the newspaper article. You know you’re irrelevant (or stupid) when the people you cover can make a bigger splash with their press organ tweets, than you can with your newspaper.
The Washington Post has lost direction, seriousness, and critical thinking skills. This piece wasn’t a discussion of the merits of the Obama deal or how to get Iran to stop enriching or any of Netanyahu’s main points, no, it was just more liberal stupidity about the Bush administration mistakes years ago which Zakaria and only Zakaria feel led to this point.
This columnist wrote this broken line of thinking down for everyone to see–knowing full well that the Obama negotiator on this Iranian deal is none other than Wendy Sherman, the Clinton era presidential negotiator that gave North Korea the bomb. The Democratic leadership in this country and in this administration lies so well because they do it utterly without shame or logic. Why should the truth matter to people who are never wrong (in their opinion) and for whom disagreement is nothing but never-never-land logic??
Boy is that Zakaria stupid.
Of course there is the possibility he’s not stupid.
That he really does know Wendy Sherman’s role and history.
That he actually realizes who Elie Wisel is, and understands his sacrifices and thinking.
But that would mean he was deceiving us all — to make Obama’s lame point and simultaneously endanger Israel in the bargain.
I prefer to think he’s stupid, that’s nicer. Because if he’s purposely being deceptive on a point like this, who will ever want to read his opinion again, stupid or not?