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A Reaction of Dismay

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Submitted by Ron Thompson (United States), Oct 26, 2008 at 17:25

Being dismayed at the tenor of the great majority of comments to Dan Pipes' piece about Obama's security clearance, thought I'd just send along the following two bits ,

Response to a Washington Post story today (p. A13), Group Swamps Swing States With Movie on Radical Islam

to: (the reporters)
Read your story with interest. Just wanted to comment
that there may be a group of readers out there, albeit probably depressingly small, who feel
1) strongly pro-Obama on both domestic and foreign policy grounds,
2) extremely anti-McCain, including disagreeing strongly with his supposed foreign policy credentials,
and yet who also very much
3) favor the wide circulation of documentaries warning of the threat of violent Islamic Jihadism.

Ron Thompson

A week ago, I had a ten minute chat at a ZOA meeting with its Deputy Director, and then e-mailed him a piece (previously sent and posted on this website) suggesting that responsible people with the security interests of Israel and the United States in mind should raise the issue publicly whether there will or ever should be a Palestinian State, and what to do instead.

His response was, "Stay in touch."

Well, if people like this, hardly subject to the paranoid charge of radical leftism, still can't openly oppose the creation of a Palestinian State, its hard to get upset at a fellow like Obama who shows, at least to me, every sign of a responsible outlook, and the ability to grow, despite some associations that would otherwise raise a

red flag.

Ron Thompson

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