Ugly American

Ugly American

by digby

I have been scolded once too often about my use of intemperate language comparing right wingers and their policies to authoritarian dictators and Islamic extremists, so I will leave it to @AdamSerwer to do it for me:

Radical cleric calls for ethnic cleansing

What's that?

"I cannot imagine as an American being told that I could not live in certain places in America because I was Christian, or because I was white, or because I spoke English," Huckabee said. "I would be outraged if someone told me that in my country, I would be prohibited and forbidden to live in a part of that country, for any reason."

Huckabee was attending a cornerstone-laying ceremony for a new neighborhood on the Mount of Olives in east Jerusalem -- a disputed territory in the Middle East that Huckabee says should belong to Israel. East Jerusalem and the adjacent West Bank aren't recognized as Israeli land by most of the international community; Israel annexed East Jerusalem shortly after the Six Day War, while the remainder of the West Bank -- where there are numerous Israeli settlements -- remains under military administration..

Palestinians who live in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, Huckabee said, should settle in "territory that [is] in the hands of Muslims, in the hands of Arabs," as determined by the "international community."

Maybe we could just have Huck and Helen Thomas settle this with a cage match?