Monday, October 15, 2007

Sy Hersh Explains Hillary's Vote For Kyl-Lieberman

I sometimes wonder why Seymour Hersh is continually allowed a voice in the mainstream media. He must know where some really serious bodies are buried.

Here is Hersh answering Amy Goodman's question about Hillary's vote for Kyl-Lieberman, and another about Obama and Edwards' refusal to take an attack on Iran off the table. This should give you something to think about tonight.

Share your thoughts. Is American foreign policy dominated by a small group of wealthy New York Jewish radicals who are more concerned about a tiny Middle Eastern country than America's self interest? The comments thread is open.

The interview transcript is on the other side.

AMY GOODMAN: That was Hillary Clinton laughing. Fifteen seconds, Seymour Hersh. Your response?

SEYMOUR HERSH: Money. A lot of the Jewish money from New York. Come on, let's not kid about it. A significant percentage of Jewish money, and many leading American Jews support the Israeli position that Iran is an existential threat. And I think it's as simple as that. When you're from New York and from New York City, you take the view of -- right now, when you're running a campaign, you follow that line. And there's no other explanation for it, because she's smart enough to know the downside.