Monday, July 14, 2014

Eric Cantor’s Final Assault

-Daniel McAdams
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) may have lost his primary to a relatively unknown challenger, but that does not mean he is going quietly into that good night. His long track record of ramming through the House the most one-sided resolutions praising the actions of the Israeli government (as long as those actions involve attacks on Arabs and not attempts to make peace) continues apace even as his time in the House draws to a close.

As Israel’s American-made F-16s continue to deliver American-made bombs, paid for by the US taxpayer, on Gaza, where more than 150 Palestinians have been killed, Cantor takes time out to applaud the passage of yet another House Resolution praising Israel’s actions.

Never mind that the collective punishment tactics of the Israeli government have resulted in the deaths of mostly civilians (77 percent, according to the UN) and will only make the US and Israel more hated — and less secure. Cantor wants Americans to know how strongly he stands behind Israel.