Thursday, March 03, 2005


Nancy Soderberg revealed her unfortunate partisan bias on Jon Stewart's "Daily Show"

Former Clinton aide Nancy Soderberg, was promoting her new book, "The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might" on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. However, she revealed on the show that she hopes America's efforts in the Middle East are undermined and become a failure. Wishing failure for American foreign policy while thousands of our troops are in harm's way is a shameless way to promote a book, an agenda and partisan politics.

The following are Ms. Soderberg's comments in response to Jon Stewart's raising of the issue that President Bush's strategies might be working...

The Middle East Peace Process:
"They may have a chance to do a historic deal with the Palestinians and Israelis. These guys could pull of a whole series of Nobel Peace Prizes. It may well work. It's scary for Democrats, I have to say."

Bush's legacy:
"There's still Iran and North Korea, don't forget. There's still hope for the rest of us."

Bush administration's success in the Middle East:
"There's always hope this might not work."

It's regrettable that a former American official with foreign policy experience can be so vocal about wishing against a current administration's efforts to bring peace and democracy in the Middle East. What is her benchmark for a Bush administration failure in the Middle East, more dead American soldiers? More chaos in Iraq, Lebanon and Israel? Nancy Soderberg's partisan bias is clouding her judgment on what's best for the Middle East and for our country.



Senator Robert Byrd offends Jewish group

Senator's Hitler Comparison on Judicial Nominees "Offensive and Insensitive"

New York, NY, March 2, 2005 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed outrage at the remarks of West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd, who suggested that some Republican tactics on judicial nominations were similar to Adolf Hitler's use of power in Nazi Germany.

In remarks from the Senate floor yesterday, Sen. Byrd compared a Senate rule cutting off debate on nominations to Hitler's use of constitutional means to push legislation through the German Reichstag at the start of the Nazi era.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

It is hideous, outrageous and offensive for Senator Byrd to suggest that the Republican Party's tactics could in any way resemble those of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.

The Senator shows a profound lack of understanding as to who Hitler was and what he and his regime represented.

Senator Byrd must repudiate his remarks immediately and apologize to the American people for showing such disrespect for this country's democratic process.

Read more online on the ADL web site at http://www.adl.org/PresRele/HolNa_52/4660_52

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

Senator's Hitler Comparison on Judicial Nominees "Offensive and Insensitive"


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