Dave Berkman bombs again.

January 29th, 2006


In his latest Media Musings column in The Shepherd Express Dave Berkman wrote:

A question at the forefront of any engaged Arab’s thinking is why the United States refuses to condemn Israel for maintaining a nuclear arsenal and for refusing to sign on to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty while this country aggressively pursues Muslim Iran for developing its own atomic weapons.

I’d like to point out to Mr. Berkman that Israel already has nuclear weapons.

Iran doesn’t.

Our differing stances towards Israel and iran are about proliferation, buy cialis ailment not partiality.

Pakistan, generic viagra and India, France, England, Russia, China and – yes – Israel already have the bomb.

It’s too late to put those genies back into those particular bottles.

But it is not too late to keep Iran from developing the capacity to realize its President’s avowed desire to see the nation of Israel wiped off the map.

Of course, accusing the United States of having a nuclear-containment policy based strictly on anti-Muslim prejudice isn’t enough for Mr. Berkman.

He wants to lay the entirety of Middle East strife on our doorstep.

He says:

… until America demonstrates an even hand in how it treats the Jewish state and its Muslim neighbors, the Middle East will remain a powder keg

In otherwords, if the United States was more impartial about Iran’s and Hamas’ insistence on ending Israel’s existence, the Arabs would embrace their Israeli brothers.

And the President of Iran would stop saying things like:

The Holocaust is a myth.”

…and…

God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States.”

Perhaps someone should remind Mr. Berkman that (as distasteful as he may find it) he himself lives in the United States.

And it can be counterproductive to extend your symapthies to those who are uninterested in returning the favor.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Marcus Aurelius  |  January 30th, 2006 at 8:53 am

    Nuclear weapons don’t kill people, mad dictators with nuclear weapons kill people.

  • 2. Marcus Aurelius  |  January 30th, 2006 at 8:57 am

    Berkman is a monmental idiot.

    I recall shortly after 9/11 how much credit he gave a caller that noted we didn’t bomb Tim McVeigh’s neighbors after the OK City Bombing. So therefore we shouldn’t attack Afghanistan.

    Of course, it may be pointed out Tim McVeigh’s neighbors didn’t try to prevent his arrest and were not actively engaged in war against the USA. But that fact and countless others would be over the heads of Berkman’s callers.

    The silliest Berkman show I have ever listened too (on WImP radio on Friday evenings) was about Car Talk. Oh my, how his listeners loathed Car Talk. The only thing that makes NPR money and the average WImP radio listener hates it.

  • 3. Administrator  |  January 30th, 2006 at 10:49 am

    I clearly agree.

    The man makes me way crazier than Eugene Kane even.

    Welcome back, btw.

  • 4. Melinda Omdahl  |  January 31st, 2006 at 11:49 pm

    Remember – I had to sit through an enitre semester’s senior seminar with this man in order to get my degree from UWM. Pity me…

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