July 30, 2007, - 1:05 pm
Israel’s Ha’Aretz Cites Schlussel on Fred Thompson; UPDATE: Thompson Campaign Attacks Messenger: Schlussel
By Debbie Schlussel
Major Israeli newspaper Ha’Aretz cites my column on Fred Thompson’s hiring of pan-jihadist Spencer Abraham as his campaign manager. It’s quoted in Ha’Aretz reporter/columnist Shmuel Rosner’s column. He’s Ha’Aretz’s chief U.S. correspondent. Would have been nice if he mentioned my name, but he quoted and linked to it, which is better than I can say for some (ie., Sean Hannity):
Fred Thompson, Israel and the Spencer Abraham factor
The anger against Abraham’s appointment by Thompson is starting to build in conservative circles, some of it relates to Israel.
“I don’t know anybody who isn’t at least a little bit worried about this”, a Thompson supporter told the NY Post. And those worried are talking about a wide variety of reasons. Not just Israel and Israel related issues, but also because of his stance of issues like borders and terror.
Don’t believe Thompson’s claim that he understands the Islamist jihadist threat to America. His announcement, yesterday, of his choice of Spencer Abraham as campaign manager, told us everything we need to know. Although Abraham, of Lebanese descent, is a Christian, he is a career water carrier for Islamists of the most extremist stripe and made that the cornerstone of his failed, one-term Senate career and equally lousy tenure as Energy Secretary.
In case it sounds familiar, that’s the quote from my column.
**** UPDATE: Meanwhile, unable to refute the facts I reported on the disturbing pan-jihadist career of Spencer Abraham, the Fred Thompson campaign is doing what most sleazy campaigns without the facts on their side and desperate to quell a message do: Attack the messenger (and lie in the process). In this case, that’s me.
They know the choice of Abraham is a big tell on Fred Thompson’s true agenda or his lack of one and abundance of incompetence. So they are attacking me, since they can’t refute a single fact I’ve reported about Abraham. It’s interesting that the Thompson campaign’s attacks on me sound exactly like those coming from the Nazi-funded, far-left Media Matters for America, including defending a pan-jihadist journalist who openly hates America and compared Muslim terrorists to Italian Catholics. Way to energize the conservative base, Fred . . . against you.
Also, the Thompson campaign is now starting backtrack and to say that Abraham won’t be the campaign manager, after saying he would be. So what? Either way, we now know that Spencer Abraham is a trusted advisor to Fred Thompson, kind of like James Baker is to Bush.
Do you want more of James Baker’s influence on the White House . . . only worse? James Baker never gave millions in our tax money to Hezbollah.
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