TIME’s Joe Klein Makes Charges of “Divided Loyalties” and Then is Shocked to be Attacked For It.

Posted on June 25, 2008 In Blog

The once “Anonymous” Joe Klein blogs about the politics of the Iraq war, and in the course of things writes:
“The fact that a great many Jewish neoconservatives—people like Joe Lieberman and the crowd over at Commentary—plumped for this war, and now for an even more foolish assault on Iran, raised the question of divided loyalties: using U.S. military power, U.S. lives and money, to make the world safe for Israel.”

This has raised the ire of folks over at Commentary and gets Klein to return fire in a fashion which, if nothing else, the folks at Commentary have gotten under Klein’s skin:
“Furthermore, as a Jew, I find it offensive that the American Jewish Committee would support such an ideologically unbalanced publication as Commentary, one that spouts a Likudnik bellicosity that is out of sync with the beliefs of the vast majority of American Jews. A question to all concerned: When was the last time you opposed a policy, any policy, of the Israeli government–other than one that attempted to move toward peace?”

Mr. Klein may not like the “unbalanced” views held by, presumably, a minority of American Jews, but that still does not entitle him to put forth the classic canard of dual loyalty for those with whom he disagrees.