Comment: Kirchick is a pro-war, pro-Israel lobbyist and neocon hack.

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Kirchick is a pro-war, pro-Israel lobbyist and neocon hack.

James Kerchick, who had ties to the Newt Gingrich campaign, is a fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a pro-Israel, pro-war neocon think tank that is probably, at this very moment, lobbying for a U.S./Israeli attack on Iran.

Here's an excerpt from an article in American Conservative magazine about the FDD:

In early 2001, a tightly knit group of billionaire philanthropists conceived of a plan to win American sympathy for Israel’s response to the Palestinian intifada. They believed that the Palestinian cause was finding too much support within crucial segments of the American public, particularly within the media and on college campuses, so they set up an organization, Emet: An Educational Initiative, Inc., to offer Israel the kind of PR that the Israeli government seemed unable to provide itself.

At first, Emet floundered, without an executive director or a well-defined mission. But that changed after Sept. 11, and Emet changed too, into what is now the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. The name is different, but the goal of influencing America’s opinion-forming classes remains.

According to 2001 article in Foreign Policy Magazine, the FDD...

"...has been in the vanguard of the campaign for war with Iran, reflexively supportive of the Israeli right, and a fertile source of fear-mongering Islamophobia. It will therefore surprise no one that its primary financial backers are also hard-core Zionists, and that the democracy it seems most committed to defending is located far from Washington D.C. "

Ron Paul wants to end all foreign welfare payments, including aid to Israel. Ron Paul wants to keep us out of undeclared, unconstitutional wars in the Middle East. Ron Paul is not a collectivist, so he doesn't believe in special status or benefits or treatment for certain groups or religions or nationalist movements like Zionism. In other words, Ron Paul is everything James Kirchick is not.

It's a simple case of "follow the money."

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