May 11, 2005

Yes, He's An Anti-Semite

Pat Buchanan: "Was World War II Worth It?"

The argument from the veteran Israel-basher and death-camp guard apologist is that by letting the Communists take over Eastern Europe after the War, WWII may not, in fact have been worth the trouble. Then the question should of course be, "Was Yalta worth it?" Lots of people asked that question on the occasion of the 60th anniversary last week.

So instead, Buchanan floats a solution that... would've left Hitler in control of most of Europe. Not mentioned in the piece? "Jews," "Holocaust," "Auschwitz," or "concentration camp." Just collateral damage to Pat, I suppose. For him to weigh the consequences of the U.S. staying out of the war without even considering the genocide that took place at the time -and without the liberation of the camps, would've continued- is not only shoddy history, but it's morally unconscionable.

Buchanan is a joke, and it's a continuing disgrace that he's taken the slightest bit seriously as a political commentator. This column is right down at the level of the Trent Lott/Strom Thurmond comment, and as a result, MSNBC should fire Buchanan immediately.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 11, 2005 11:41 PM

The man is an ass.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at May 12, 2005 09:29 AM

(I'd blog the following, but I'm in the lab)
So here's some more quotes:

Abraham Foxman, president of the Anti-Defamation League, called Buchanan's comments "immoral" and "bordering on Holocaust denial. "But, you know, he has been there before," Foxman said. "Pat Buchanan in the past has challenged whether or not there were crematoria."

Former Mayor Ed Koch offered this blunt rebuttal: "I believe that no decent human being should ever sit down at the same table with Pat Buchanan and I am shocked that otherwise responsible, respectable citizens share platforms with him on Sunday shows."

From Newsday

Posted by: jaws at May 12, 2005 11:25 AM

It is the left side of the media and the political spectrum where Buchanan gets play nowadays.

By putting jew-haters like Buchanan (and the delightfully self-hating Robert Novak) CNN and its spawn can appear to have a "convervative" counterweight which will either rail on mainstream republicans who kicked him out their ranks, or can sound so out there as to tar conservatives as Pat Buchanan followers.

I agree with Koch. THis man must be ignored.

Posted by: J. Lichty at May 12, 2005 02:00 PM
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