The Jewish Republicans issued a statement today blasting Wesley Clark over his allegedy saying that if America strikes Iran it would be the result of “pressure being channeled from the New York money people.” Below is the group’s full statement. …
Clark Should Apologize for “Blatantly Anti-Semitic Remarks”
January 8, 2007 Washington, DC…
The Republican Jewish Coalition today strongly condemned “blatantly anti-semitic” remarks made by Retired General Wesley Clark in an interview with Arianna Huffington and urged the Democrat presidential aspirant to apologize.
In detailing his concerns about the prospect that America might respond militarily to Iran’s nuclear provocations, Clark argued that if such measures were taken, it would be the result of “pressure being channeled from the New York money people.”
By prefacing the observation with a remark about “the Jewish community,” Clark made it clear to anyone who failed to read between the lines exactly which “New York money people” he had in mind.
Brooks responded: “This is yet another sign that the veiled and not-so-veiled anti-semitic sentiments that are rampant in the left-wing blogosphere are seeping into the ‘mainstream’ of Democrats’ political discourse.
“Wesley Clark owes American Jews an apology, and I sincerely hope Democratic leaders will join the RJC in urging him to retract his reckless comments.”
“The Jewish community will be watching carefully,” Brooks concluded.