"I rise not in defense of Israel, which has no shortage of bloodshed and strife to account for, and which has played a leading role in seeking to monkey-wrench the progress toward peace that Rouhani’s arrival has made possible....But the Iranian president has bet his legacy on the notion that he brings pragmatism, human concern and above all realism to the work of developing Iran’s economy, and by forging relations with outside powers. He described his own creed as 'prudent moderation.' Pretending to be open to dealing with anyone while continuing to exclude Israel does not qualify."He later refers to Netanyahu as an "imprudent non-moderate." If that's Netanyahu, what does that make Rouhani? Anyway, refusing to recognize Israel is par for the course on the Huffington Post, and I can't say that I was surprised that the comment section to rally behind Iran. They often do. What I didn't expect was for a Huffington Post blogger named Kevin Zeese to come marching into the thread with an older-than-dirt talking point defending Iran while attacking Israel. In other words, standard issue Huffington Post material:
Apparently the dozens of Israel hating Huffington Post bloggers they keep on staff just isn't enough. Everyone has to toe the line or else.
Update: Since yesterday Zeese's comment gained over 30 favorites and moved up to the top of the thread: