Gil Troy Quoted in Jerusalem Post “US decision to honor Robinson slammed”

Jerusalem Post, 8-6-09

Mary Robinson let the Durban...….Indeed, in an opinion piece published in Tuesday’s New York Post, Gil Troy, a professor at McGill University and a Jerusalem Post contributor, and Tevi Troy, a former senior White House aide under president George W. Bush, bluntly labeled the honor a “bad choice.”

“Robinson’s views are well out of the American foreign-policy mainstream,” they wrote, questioning what message Obama possibly could hope to send by awarding Robinson the high honor.

“If President Obama believed he could honor Robinson without harming himself politically, he’s taking for granted the votes of both American Jews and more traditionally hawkish moderate Democrats,” they wrote.

“Worse, it seems Obama doesn’t mind celebrating a symbol of Western weakness and appeasement of anti-Semitism at a time when the world’s dictators and terrorists are deciding what to think of him.”

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