Is there any point to this article, aside from anti-Semitism?
Drawing attention to the Jewishness of the neocons is a tricky game. Anyone who does so can count on automatically being smeared as an anti-Semite. But the point is not that Jews (who make up less than 2 percent of the American population) have a monolithic perspective. Indeed, American Jews overwhelmingly vote Democrat and many of them disagree strongly with Ariel Sharon’s policies and Bush’s aggression in Iraq. The point is simply that the neocons seem to have a special affinity for Israel that influences their political thinking and consequently American foreign policy in the Middle East.
But, as their own list (with the Jewish names carefully marked) shows, about half of the neocons aren’t even Jewish. Sop apparently you can come to neocon opinoins about Israel without any suspicious Jewish blood influencing you in that direction.
I certainly approve of criticism of neocons – on ideological grounds, on policy grounds, or heck, on grooming grounds. But to criticize them because half of them are Jewish is anti-Semitic. What assholes.