Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Kritical Krugman Kommentary

Here's a letter to the editor in response to Paul Krugman's latest embarrassment:

As a Jew and a Republican, I felt doubly insulted when Paul Krugman connected Muslim anti-Semitism with the Bush administration's war in Iraq and its unconditional support for Ariel Sharon (column, Oct. 21).

Muslim anti-Semitism has been a growing problem for decades. Its roots lie in the cultures of various areas, not in American policy.

Instead of justifying anti-Semitism or blaming others for it, we should directly oppose the anti-Semites, as President Bush did when he criticized the comments of Mahathir Mohamad, the Malaysian prime minister

Has Krugman sunk to a new low with this column, that blames anti-Semitism on Bush's foreign policy? Judging by the blogger posts so far, I would say "yes" - see: Hoy, Musil, Hogberg, Luskin, and Little Green Footballs for more.

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