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Monday, January 23, 2012

Would Andrew Adler Be in Guantanamo If He Were Muslim?

It's an important question.  But you can be sure that not even Ron Paul, would mention this in a televised debate.  Still, it'd be interesting to see what sort of response Gingrich comes up with, given his recent financial commitments.  From the Sydney Morning Herald:

ASSASSINATING US President Barack Obama for refusing to wage war on Iran is an opinion Andrew Adler wishes he never published. But that's exactly what the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times did on January 13 and now he's facing vocal opposition and a Secret Service investigation.

''Give the go-ahead for US-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice-president to take his place and forcefully dictate that the United States' policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies,'' Adler wrote in a piece called ''What would you do?'' Adler issued an apology, saying, ''I very much regret it. I wish I hadn't made reference to it at all.''

However, the Secret Service is not taking the threat so lightly, CNN reported. ''We are aware of it,'' Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told the news channel. ''We are taking the appropriate investigative steps.''
While the weekly Atlanta Jewish Times has a modest circulation, found the op-ed piece and brought it into the spotlight.

Adler offered three options for dealing with an American president unwilling to defend Israel fighting a hypothetical war: First, strike Hezbollah and Hamas. Second, attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Third, ''order a hit'' against the president.

Reaction from fellow Jewish journalists has been swift. Chemi Shalev lamented the poor choice of words at ''It will indeed take a long time and a great effort to undo the damage Adler has wrought.''

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