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Dershowitz to Newsmax: Obama Could Be ‘Chamberlain of 21st Century’
Newsmax ^ | 28 Feb 2012 | Martin Gould and Ashley Martella

Posted on 03/07/2012 12:02:04 AM PST by iowamark

President Barack Obama is in danger of going down in history as “the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century,” if he fails to stop Iran’s development of the nuclear bomb, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax.TV.

“I know Obama, I like Obama, I voted for Obama,” Dershowitz said in the exclusive interview. “I hope he is not remembered in history as the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century, the person who didn‘t see the greatest evil, didn’t recognize the greatest evil of the 20th century, as Chamberlain did not.”

Chamberlain was the British Prime minister who signed the 1938 Munich Agreement with Adolf Hitler, ceding part of Czechoslovakia to Germany and failing to see the threat the Nazis posed.

“Without a doubt,” the Middle East will be a factor in voters’ minds when they go to the polls in November, Dershowitz said.

And he named four swing states — Florida, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — in which fears about Iran and the administration’s lukewarm support for Israel could be a critical issue.

“If Iran were to develop nuclear weapons prior to the election, that would be a disaster for Obama’s reelection prospects,” Dershowitz said...

But he added, “The true test of Obama’s support for Israel will come over Iran. Iran poses an existential threat, not only to Israel’s existence, but to America’s safety.”

Dershowitz also called for Obama to cut ties with the left-wing website, Media Matters for America, because of the stance of its senior foreign policy fellow, M.J. Rosenberg, on Israel...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mediamatters; mjrosenberg; mma; rosenberg

1 posted on 03/07/2012 12:02:08 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

I am blown away by Alans outspokenness on Obummer lately. I almost sense he is having a conversion to a more Conservative way of thinking. After seeing his Liberal exploits over the past decades, since Claus von Bulow, this is certainly a 180. Very interesting.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 12:10:26 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: iowamark

More like Quisling.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 12:13:58 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: iowamark

Dersh apparently still thinks Zer0 is misguided rather than malicious. Be interesting to see if his views continue to evolve.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 12:15:15 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: iowamark
Yesterday, William Kristol of the Weekly Standard appeared on Bill Bennett's radio program advocating, like Dershowitz, for a strike against Iran and soon. It was open to calls and a listener asked if Obama would not use the opportunity for an October surprise?

William Kristol replied that he did not care if Obama did so, because he would be doing the right thing. Whether striking Iran is the right thing or not, (I happen to think it is) let us be clear that the ground is being plowed right now by the neocons to advance such a strike, even at the cost of the election!

I have warned about Obama timing a strike to achieve an October surprise here:

Never mind the Ides of March, beware the Surprises of October


5 posted on 03/07/2012 12:17:26 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Lazlo in PA

>> I am blown away by Alans outspokenness on Obummer lately.

This is why I sometimes make the distinction between Liberals and Leftists. Leftists with no doubt are the enemies of Liberty. Liberals are often misinformed, simply ignorant, or complete jackasses, but not necessarily Leftists.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 12:19:44 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: nathanbedford

I don’t see how $7-10/gallon gasoline and a severe recession/depression would be a positive for Mr. Obama.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 12:21:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: iowamark

I think he’s the Hitler of the 21st Century.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 12:27:08 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Gene Eric

You should look into Dershowitz’s past. He would definitely fit into the radical side of things. I remember him pushing for “Animal Rights”. That is why this older, wiser Alan is a shock. I see parallels between his awakening to the anti Semitic nature of the Regime to those who woke up after 911 and moved Right in ideology. This may be the beginning of some sort of shift by Jews.

A lot of people shrugged off the election in NY 9 as an aberration. I think it was the first sign of how upset that community is at the Regimes treatment of Israel.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 12:33:26 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I have a feeling Dirtyshitz will still be punching the ballot for his Dear leader come November. He’s talking it up now because he wants to move Obama to do the right thing for Israel, (which is a good thing)but just remember, liberals are hypocrites and liars first and foremost.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 12:39:26 AM PST by Bullish
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To: iowamark

‘FreeRepublic to Dershowitz: Obama IS the ‘Chamberlain of 21st Century’


11 posted on 03/07/2012 12:47:27 AM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yeah, I’m familiar with Dershowitz’s past. Definitely a “wow” situation we have today.

I agree. The “awakening” is, in my opinion, a factor in the realignment we’re seeing here. Regrettably, it may be limited to addressing the threats made against survival of the Jews.

It really bugs me we don’t have at least half the Black and Jewish vote. But that’s a different issue for another thread...


12 posted on 03/07/2012 12:49:56 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Bullish

So, Douchewitz has forgiven 0bama for helping to surround Israel with the Muslim Brotherhood & Al Qaeda? All he asks is that he just take care of the Iran problem?


13 posted on 03/07/2012 12:51:41 AM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Bullish
Nice of the bigot to figure that out after the fact. He had every reason to know that before the little Hitler wannabe was elected given what he knew about Black nationalists of Chicago. Dersh is so hateful towards those “dangerous” Christians, he promoted a black Naziwannabe who is well established with Muslims.

Too late now, Dersh. You screwed the pooch and led a whole bunch of people to go over the cliff with you. Git dem Christians yapping about Jesus and the constitution, Dersh. You sure showed us who is the boss. Dersh, like all liberals, is suicidally insane.

14 posted on 03/07/2012 1:03:27 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Gene Eric
Of course much depends on the timing of the strike but I am betting that Obama is calculating a rally – round-the-flag effect which has occurred with out exception every time the Commander-In-Chief engages in military action. That support will certainly fade as it did for example for George W. Bush in Iraq as things go poorly over time.

But a strike by Obama six weeks or four weeks before the election could have a devastating effect on Republicans' chances.

You ask how would Obama be benefited by $7-$10 a gallon gasoline? Because the memory of $6 a gallon gasoline would be swept away. Because Iran would be the villain and all would be blamed, not on Obama, but on the Ayatollah.

Any severe recession/depression which ensues as a result of skyhigh petroleum costs would not be incurred until after the election.

Incidentally, my complaint about Dershowitz and William Kristol is that they are shaping the debate so that we are utterly vulnerable to such an October Surprise. They will not tolerate any objections raised now to a potential strike because they count the elimination of a bomb in Iran as more important than winning the election. That is certainly true of Dershowitz. Therefore, they see any warnings about an October surprise as being harmful to their ultimate cause of getting a strike against Iran.

They seek to shut down the debate. They will give Obama the running room on this at the cost of the election so long as they get their strike.

Considered from a purely political point of view, our best outcome would be a successful strike by Israel so that Obama gets no credit.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 1:15:51 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: SaraJohnson
Dersh, like all liberals, is suicidally insane.

I'll never ever trust a liberal again. If their lips are moving, they're lying.

16 posted on 03/07/2012 1:27:52 AM PST by Bullish
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To: nathanbedford

Speaking of Israel, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Obama is now best-buds with Bibi.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 1:42:57 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: iowamark

Well I hope they don’t develop one before January 20th.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 2:01:40 AM PST by Impy (!)
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To: iowamark
He is the Salvador Allende of the 21st Century.
19 posted on 03/07/2012 2:10:06 AM PST by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Slings and Arrows

He is misguided, liberals don’t have any idea that there are people out there trying to kill them. They actually believe that apologizing, and helping people that can help themselves but don’t is going to lead to a utopia. It’s disgusting.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 2:26:35 AM PST by IamCenny
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To: IamCenny

On the hippy/unicorns-and-rainbows side of the left, sure. Zer0, though, hung out with Maoists like Bill Ayers. I think he knows exactly what killing is.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 2:36:41 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

He’s still liberal, but he had a wake-up call on Sept 11, 2001. He’s not the Dershowitz of years ago.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 2:47:59 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: iowamark

23 posted on 03/07/2012 3:09:42 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hmmmm, no. They created him, but I don’t think he’s “maliciously” destroying America, I think he actually believes he’s doing the right thing for America, but he’s so wrong, and we all get to pay for it.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 3:59:21 AM PST by IamCenny
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To: iowamark
“I know Obama, I like Obama, I voted for Obama,” Dershowitz said <---- Proves you are chower head, Alan!
25 posted on 03/07/2012 4:07:04 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I almost sense he is having a conversion to a more Conservative way of thinking.

I don't think that. I think he realizes that under obama, the future Jewish population could exist only in the United States if policy continues thus. At some level, it must be affecting his behavior.

26 posted on 03/07/2012 4:16:15 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: nathanbedford
While I agree with your assessment, I do not believe Israel will wait for the jug-eared skid mark's approval. Instead, I see Israel taking the initiative and completely wiping out all of the Iranian reactors without providing the pResident any warning whatsoever. I believe Bibi to be astute enough that the current reside of the White House is at best indifferent to the plight or even survival of the Israeli people, and at worst an active participant/enabler of their destruction. The O-hole should receive all of the credit he deserves in ridding the world of the Iranian nuclear threat, which happens to be the same number of benefits Americans have realized since his “ascension”... ZERO.
27 posted on 03/07/2012 4:56:14 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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28 posted on 03/07/2012 5:15:19 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: iowamark
Our enemies are likely not to do much untoward us prior to the November elections... but, if OBAMA!! does not win, look for them to take advantage of our change in government to do something drastic.

NO! THIS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT FOR obama!!

29 posted on 03/07/2012 7:09:48 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: iowamark

If you throw in his support for killing unborn and recently born babies he is both the 21st Century Chamberlain and Hitler.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 10:37:50 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks iowamark.
31 posted on 03/07/2012 8:07:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: iowamark

He’s not Chamberlain, he’s the Quisling of the 21st Century.


32 posted on 03/07/2012 8:08:15 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I don’t see how $7-10/gallon gasoline and a severe recession/depression would be a positive for Mr. Obama.”

a) he’ll find a way to blame both on other things/people besides himself, and his adoring, idiot fans will believe him; and
b) people are reluctant to change presidents if we’re in a serious war.

I know there are millions of intelligent and patriotic folks, I’m just afraid they may be outnumbered by the ignorant and lazy or, if not, the voter fraud will be rampant enough to appear so.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 9:09:23 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: IamCenny; All

“They created him, but I don’t think he’s “maliciously” destroying America, I think he actually believes he’s doing the right thing for America”

Sorry, but you’re so wrong. He’s purposely taking down America. Read The Roots of Obama’s Rage by Dinesh D’Souza.

B. Hussein Obama is a very dangerous man and means us no good.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 11:34:29 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: iowamark

Dershowitz is Mr. Inconsistency - he sees the outrage of what the Democrats have wrought over the past 40 years, yet is irrationally tethered to the Democratic Party. Time and time again he sees the bankruptcy, dishonesty and racism of the Democratic Party and the damage they have done to the U.S. and sees that the party is driven by one-world order Marxists, yet can’t seem to cut his ties to the party of his parents. Dershowitz’s blindspot is as big as all outdoors.


35 posted on 03/11/2012 9:25:03 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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