It Never Ends
On Sept. 6 and 7 in Washington, D.C., a conference entitled, "Terrorism, Security, and America's Purpose" was held. One of the speakers was a man by the name of Stephen Walt. According to someone I met who attended, he spoke of how the alliance with Israel is a detriment to the United States and that we should pressure Israel to give the Palestinians a state. The man's assertions went unchallenged. So was this a pro-Arab conference? Is he a fringe member of some whacked-out group? Were the people there anti-Semites?
Actually, it was sponsored by the New America Foundation, a respected Washington think tank. The audience included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, retired General Wesley Clark and Senator Joe Biden. And the man himself? Next in line to become the dean of Harvard. We're hardly talking fringe, folks. Unless higher education itself has become fringe, which isn't as far-fetched as it sounds.
You can read some of his writings to see for yourself how tragically uninformed this man is who has some of the best of our children's education in his hands. To say I'm disappointed that the people who attended sat by and said nothing as this man suggested we turn on our staunchest ally would be... well... an understatement.