The God Bomb

So, C&L has a story on McCain bashing Obama over Ayers but still sticking by his endorsement he solicited from Reverend Hagee, the man who called Catholicism “the Great Whore” of Christianity. So as far as that whole thing goes, I guess if George Snuffelupagus is going to continue sniffing panties and rooting through the trash, it’s probably good that he at least goes after McCain on the Hagee thing a little. Personally, I couldn’t watch This Week, er, this week, because all I saw when I tuned in was the Round Table falling all over itself to defend the reprehensible debate moderation of last week.

But in his answer, McCain touched on something I thought I’d ask about:

Crooks and Liars » McCain bashes Obama on Ayers but stands by his association with anti-Catholic pastor Hagee

STEPHANOPOULOS: So was it a mistake to solicit and accept his endorsement?

MCCAIN: Oh, probably, sure. But I admire and respect Dr. Hagee’s leadership of the — of his church. I admire and appreciate his advocacy for the state of Israel, the independence of the state of Israel.

Full stop.

His advocacy of Isreal? I’m sure that, for the political types in Israel, whatever support they get is good. But how must it feel to be an Israeli citizen and realize that the support you’re getting from America is from people who think you’re The God Bomb? From Evangelist pastors who see the war and death in The Holy Land as precipitating the coming of Jesus? That perpetual warfare in your back yard is a key foreign policy goal of a significant power block in the United States?

I’d have to think my answer would be “thanks, but no thanks.” But then, I’m not an Israeli. . .

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.