On Frum Chatter: ‘Hillary Clinton’s Iran Trap’ A Comment by Political Cynic

Mr. Frum’s essay of November 26,2013 titled ‘Hillary Clinton’s Iran Trap’ provides a perfect propaganda opportunity for attacking both the current Democratic front runner of 2016, and President Obama’s Iran agreement, not to speak of the gratuitous ‘Professor Obama’ dig. The charge of hypocrisy hangs heavy in the air.  Never let an ‘opportunity’ pass by, without thoroughly exploiting it’s political potential, rule number one in Frum World. Mr. Frum’s political allies like Ms. Jennifer Rubin equated a potential attack on Iran by Israel as a ‘Defense of the West’, while Mr. Krauthammer likened the Iran agreement, in the stark terms of ‘Munich’. Those kind of political hysterics -Mr. Frum is a more adept, even sophisticated propagandist, in locating his critique of the Iran agreement in a politically holistic way, by using Ms. Clinton’s past pronouncements on the Iranian Problem. While ignoring in the most blatant self-serving way, the situation as being fundamentally changed in the wake of the agreement. Political opportunities are manufactured by propagandists like Mr. Frum.

Political Cynic 


About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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