TIME’s left-leaning political columnist Joe Klein suggests that Iowans like GOP presidential contender Ron Paul because, unlike “Iran warhawks,” Paul will not “send American kids off to war, yet again, to fight for Israel’s national security.”
“It’s one thing to just adore Israel, as the evangelical Christians do; it’s another thing entirely to send American kids off to war, yet again, to fight for Israel’s national security.” Klein wrote in his “In the Arena” column.
Below are some of Klein’s observations on what is happening in Iowa:
1. the power of television advertising is reasserting itself. Gingrich is getting killed on the air, ruining the prevailing media narrative–that this campaign was all about debates. It was, when no one was advertising. Now, it’s about debates and paid media…and soon, it’ll be about organization.
2. Iowa Republicans are not neoconservatives. Ron Paul has gained ground after a debate in which his refusal to join the Iran warhawks was front and center. Indeed, in my travels around the country, I don’t meet many neoconservatives outside of Washington and New York. It’s one thing to just adore Israel, as the evangelical Christians do; it’s another thing entirely to send American kids off to war, yet again, to fight for Israel’s national security.
When Klein says “yet again,” in which war, exactly, is he suggesting that American “kids” were sent off to fight for the nation’s ally Israel? And if Iran does successfully develop nuclear weapons, as it is dangerously close to achieving, does Klein suggest that this is only Israel’s problem, and not an equally serious threat to U.S. interests both at home and abroad?
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