Caroline Glick reports that President Hussein Obama is targeting another friend of Israel:
Today Cong. Bachmann is the target of a new leftist smear campaign
organized by the far Left People for the American Way. The campaign
involves a petition that has reportedly been signed already by 178,000
people demanding that House Speaker John Boehner expel Rep. Bachmann
from the House Select Committee on Intelligence.
The proximate cause for the petition is a series of letters
Bachmann and five other (wonderful and similarly courageous)
Congressional colleagues penned to the Inspectors General of the
Departments of Homeland Security, the Defense Department, the State
Department, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the
Department of Justice asking for the IGs to conduct an investigation of
the ties senior officials in these departments have with the Muslim
For her efforts, Bachmann was condemned not only by the Left, but by Senator John McCain as a bigot and a McCarthyite.
she is none of these things. And last month, her concerns were borne
out when the Egyptian magazine Rose al Youssef published an article
about Muslim Brotherhood operatives in senior positions in the Obama
administration. According to the article, these operatives have
transformed the US "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and
organizations in the world, to the largest and most important supporter
of the Muslim Brotherhood." (Here
is the Investigative Project on Terrorism's translation of the article.)
those mentioned in the articles are some of the officials that Bachmann
named in her letters last July. Far from waging a McCarthyite, bigoted
witch hunt against guileless American citizens, as the Egyptian article
makes clear, her concerns were founded in fact and totally reasonable.
Obama was reelected, I heard repeatedly that supporters of Israel like
Alan Dershowitz, Ed Koch, and Haim Saban who had properly criticized
Obama's hostility towards Israel but then supported his reelection bid,
did so because they believed that by supporting him, they would be in a
position to pressure him to support Israel in his second term. According
to this line of reasoning, these men and others like them believed that
Obama would listen to them in his second term if - but only if - they
supported his reelection against a candidate who was clearly more
supportive of Israel than Obama.
Hagel as Defense Secretary, Obama made clear even before he was sworn
in for his second term that this assumption was completely wrong. By
supporting his reelection they supported giving Obama four years to lead
American foreign policy unconstrained by the need to feign support for
Israel. When you empower your enemies, your enemies are empowered.
the same token, when you support your friends, your friends are
empowered. Rep. Bachmann is a friend of Israel's. And she is an American
patriot committed to doing everything in her power to protecting the US
and defending and maintaining America as the indispensable nation.
response to the PFAW's petition, the David Horowitz Freedom Center,
with which I am proud to be formally associated as the Director of its
Israel Security Project, launched a counter-petition to Speaker Boehner
voicing support for Bachmann. If you are a US citizen, please take a few
moments to sign the petition.