The also-rans in the GOP presidential nomination fight are getting a little desperate. Donald Trump is not only grabbing all the headlines and airtime, he’s also sucking the air out of the race, starving all but two or three top candidates.
The rest of the pack have taken to trying to be outrageous as possible to attract a little attention. But Mike Huckabee took “outrageous” to another level by accusing the president of marching Israel to the “door of the oven” by signing the Iran deal.
The agreement is horrible, dangerous, naive, and a colossal blunder of epic proportions. But equating it with the Holocaust is wrong.
“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” Huckabee said.
He continued: “This is the most idiotic thing, this Iran deal. It should be rejected by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and by the American people. I read the whole deal. We gave away the whole store. It’s got to be stopped.”
Asked to elaborate on Huckabee’s “door of the oven” remark, campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart told CNN that “the comment speaks for itself.”
Yes it does — badly. If there’s one thing that “Never again” means to Jews it is that the next time, they will not go meekly into the “showers” to be deloused. Israel has its own nuclear weapons and almost certainly has a first-strike doctrine, given that it would only take one nuke from Iran to virtually destroy the New Jersey-sized nation. Huckabee insults the Jews and mars the memory of the Holocaust by making this ridiculous, incendiary comment.
Nor is it proper to equate any American with Nazis. Only back bench, low life louts like Rep. Alan Grayson compare any of their fellow Americans to national socialists. Many in Grayson’s own party called him out for it — rightly.
Huckabee is desperate for attention but this is the wrong way of going about getting it.