Apparently Henry Kissinger is unhappy with Obama’s mischaracterization of his views, insisting that he “would not recommend…talks with Iran at the Presidential level.” Good to hear, since meeting with Ahmadinajad is something only stupid people do.
What confuses me is that Kissinger is considered such an important authority on foreign affairs… by the Democratic nominee. Kissinger has long been criticized by the anti-War left for playing such a substantial role in the Vietnam War, as Nixon‘s National Security Advisor and later, as Secretary of State. So why is Obama deferring to (what he thought was) Kissinger on foreign affairs?
What makes this even more confusing is Obama’s struggle with attracting Jewish voters. A recent poll showed that Obama leads with 57% to McCain’s 30%, which is the lowest lead a Democratic candidate has enjoyed among American Jews in decades. Kissinger was opposed to the airlift to Israel during the Yom Kippur War, preferring instead to side with anti-Semitic murderers of Jews.
Then again, an earlier poll showed that only 48% of Jews under the age of 35 would consider Israel’s destruction to be a “personal tragedy”, and only 54% are even “comfortable with the idea of a Jewish State”.
In other words, in order to campaign for the presidency, it is no longer important be in favor of anything that would actually be good for the Jewish people because the future of American Jewry is, by and large, stupid.