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Guilt By Association and Undocumented Allegtation and Surmises...

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama and Islam: An Ongoing Saga
in response to reader comment: The Course of Obama's Anti-Israel Policy

Submitted by Burton Goldstein (United States), Aug 20, 2009 at 12:58

I did review this article, but only briefly. I found it opens with several paragraphs attempting to smear Obama with "guilt by association" with remarks by Jessie Jackson and Rev Wright. Obama is not responsible for those remarks.

The next paragraphs allege that bad remarks were made by Obama, but give no details as to when and where this was said. So you have to take the writer on faith. So without specifics, the article fails on the grounds that its accusations are unproven and impermissably vague.
I'm thinking of accusations like these:

"he did not address the widespread Islamic hatred of Jews. Instead he attacked Israel over the growth of West Bank settlements. Surely he knows that settlements are not the crux of the problem.

PERHAPS HE DOES KNOW IT. PERHASPS IT IS NOT TRUE. YOU NEITHER SUPPORT YOUR OPINION NOR YOUR ALLEGATION OF WHAT OBAMA BELIEVES. YOU ARE ASKING US TO MIND-READ!

The absolute refusal of the Palestinians to accept Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state is the insurmountable obstacle. That's where the pressure needs to be placed, but this President sees it differently.

WHEN? WHERE? QUOTE PLEASE?

He also made the preposterous comparison of the Holocaust to Palestinian "dislocation".

WHEN? WHERE? QUOTE PLEASE?

Submitting....

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