Stephen Colbert Nails Israeli AmbassadorAuthor: Jon Martin | Thursday, June 10th, 2010 |
On tonight’s exciting Colbert Report, Stephen went toe-to-toe with Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. Instead of softballing the interview, like most journalists… Colbert asked questions no one would ask.. and made such a good point at the end, the entire audience laughed and cheered as the ambassador sat in silence. Stephen Colbert is a friend of Israel.
Colbert even pointed out that though Helen Thomas said “go back to Germany and Poland” (and America), where are the Palestinians supposed to go? Israel is just taking their land and starving them. This is why I like Stephen Colbert more than Jon Stewart. Stewart sometimes has great debates but Stephen has a biting intelligence that’s always under the surface. Stephen has Boulder-Sized balls and was willing to go up and speak at the White House Press Correspondents Dinner when Bush was still president. It was a history-making moment. It’s infuriating to hear Michael Oren be so ignorant. His arguments make no sense. Israel’s stance mirrors how Bush and the Bush Administration acted towards Iraq and Afghanistan. We could do whatever we wanted because we labeled them terrorists. Israel seems to be caught in the same trap. On top of the comments about terrorism, Rowland really made an effort to dehumanize the Palestinians. He said that Israel “gave them snacks”, what a ridiculous thing to say. So you’re saying you get to control what they eat? Then he said, “If you let them have lettuce, pretty soon it will be machine guns”. Isn’t lettuce a strange example? Lettuce seems like something so basic, are we to believe the Palestinians aren’t allowed lettuce? Is this really the attitude of the Israeli government? Do they really think they should control the food supply of those in Gaza?? Michael Oren sounds like he’s talking about Prison inmates.. and maybe he is….
As you can see, this illusion that Israel is a victim is false. They are a nuclear nation, they can defend themselves and we send them billions in aid every year.Source
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