Monday, August 03, 2009

War on Mary -- latest

See our recent post on the conservative "outrage" over Mary Robinson's Presidential Medal of Freedom. Context for Gil Troy (brother of Tevi) --

At a time when Barack Obama should be honoring Winston Churchills in the fight against anti-Semitism, he has chosen a Neville Chamberlain, someone who appeased the haters at Durban and in the UN again and again, until it was too late.

Via National Review's The Corner.

Although it's standard procedure in these "outrage" situations for the target to be compared to Neville Chamberlain, poor old Neville wasn't so bad from a narrow Irish perspective, as he did give back the Treaty Ports.

UPDATE: The Troy brothers team up for a New York Post broadside: Honoring an America-hater. Tevi Troy lamely disassociates himself from the headline. Closing sentence --

Worse, it seems Obama doesn't mind celebrating a symbol of Western weakness and appeasement of anti-Semitism at a time when the world's dictators and terrorists are deciding what to think of him.

FINAL UPDATE: The War on Mary has gone mainstream. AIPAC has issued a statement of concern and the "outrage" is getting a lot of media coverage. For some reason, one of the two preferred talking points of the Mary-haters is that her nomination "wasn't vetted" -- this originated with Tevi Troy last Friday. The other talking point concerns her role in the Durban human rights conference, which was problematic. But is that disqualifying? It's weird how much power the UN is assumed to have. However the mention of Durban is a reminder that some of the people who have Mary issues might have other South African issues that they are more reluctant to talk about.

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