Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Beinart v. Hewett
Beinart bridled a little at the question and later called it a sloppy historical comparison. Condescension aside, I have to admit that it is not an exact comparison. The Nazis were German lefty narcissists dedicated to the ultimate destruction of European Jews and the theocrats in Tehran are Persian lefty narcissists dedicated to the utter destruction of Jews living in Israel. I mean that's a huge difference.
I can't now recall if Beinart ever answered the question.
UPDATE: Here is the transcript. And no, he didn't answer the question.
Labels: Iran; Hugh Hewitt; Peter Beinart