Ed Driscoll

Kudlow Woodsheds Pat

Larry Kudlow delivers some righteous pro-Israel smackdown on Pat Buchanan:

Last night on MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, I had to take my friend Pat Buchanan to the woodshed. He made the most extraordinary moral equivalence between Yasser Arafat’s murderous terrorism and the post-WWII Israeli battles for independence against Britain, that were led by Menachem Begin, and other Jewish freedom fighters. There is no moral equivalence. The Israeli homeland concept, rooted in Biblical history, was always based on the principles of freedom and democracy. Yasser was always a totalitarian.

The former was always a just war, the latter an unjust war. As I told Buchanan, you may as well equate Yasser Arafat with the colonists in the American Revolution. They fought hard, sometimes resorting to terrorism, but their cause of freedom and democracy was just. Next thing you know, Buchanan will morally equate Yasser Arafat with George Washington. This is fruits-and-nuts stuff. And Bill Buckley was absolutely right, years ago, to blast Buchanan, in a long essay in NR.

Considering that Buchanan has already had given anti-Zionist Ralph Nader positive press in his magazine, and that Michael Moore has uttered quotes praising the pro-Baathist terrorists in Iraq, how long before Buchanan puts Moore on the cover?