” As White House Communications Director, Buchanan urged President Reagan to visit the SS cemetery at Bitburg in Germany, providing an excellent photo-op for neo-Nazis everywhere” - Ben Shapiro
That might be a good point if it were true. But it isn’t.
In fact the Bitburg visit was set up by Reagan’s media director Michael Deaver.
Deaver visited the cemetery while it was covered in snow and didn’t bother to see if any of the grave markers might prove embarrassing. It was sloppy advance work. Deaver’s role was well known at the time and isn’t hidden, the NY Times even mentions it in his obit:
“But on one occasion, Mr. Deavers advice and advance work failed Reagan. That was a visit to a German military cemetery in Bitburg in 1985, where 49 of Hitlers elite SS troops were buried. Many Jewish leaders were furious, but Reagan would not alter the schedule, so Mr. Deaver added a stop at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.”
But a witch hunter like little Ben Shapiro isn’t really concerned with who did what, his real goal is to label his target a Nazi. Which he does. Didn’t a guy named Goebbels perfect this technique some years ago? The irony is priceless.
If Pat Buchanan was standing behind Israel and said, “I have your back!” ... while Israel had Hamas, Hezbollah and ISIS/al Qaida in front ... Israel would prudently spin around and watch Buchanan first! ... LOL ...