Do you wonder why Alan Dershowitz is always on television defending Donald Trump while assuring everyone that he is not defending him? It has baffled me for some time now. He argues that this investigation is wrong on the basis that there is no reason to believe that a crime was committed. Well, I think he showed his hand on Sunday morning.
Mr. Dershowitz claimed that there are occasions where it may be acceptable for foreigners to donate or help-out in an American political campaign. George Stephanopoulos asked; what, there is a law that makes it a violation for any foreign citizen to donate anything of value to a campaign. Mr. Dershowitz said no, that isn’t necessarily true. He said “let me explain”; (I am paraphrasing here) Mr Dershowitz went on to say: “suppose some foreign countries are concerned that former President Obama was strengthening the country of Iran to the extent that it endangered their security?” They have the right to do that. George reiterated his belief that it is illegal, but Alan simply rebuffed him by stating that it is not illegal. He and his other guest just looked at him with a very puzzled look, and eventually just moved-on as is usually the case when there is disagreement on one of these talking head shows.
It just keeps getting crazier and crazier. I was also reminded this morning that each time we see Trump selecting a credible person to his cabinet; the general consensus seems to be relief. Larry Kudlow is a recent example. He was also interviewed on the show. Most people felt that he would stand-up against trade sanctions. That has not been the case. When he was questioned about Trump wanting to unjustly raise fees on Amazon, he claimed ignorance. When pressed by George, he just obfuscated. Unfortunately, we always find that Trump simply corrupts everybody that he comes in contact with.
Back to Alan Dershowitz: I think it is now very clear (at least to me) that Alan is defending Trump for much the same reason that Netanyahu defends Trump. While I can’t be sure if Dershowitz and Netanyahu are actually bigots or racists, I can be certain that their particular political views are consistent with the Views of Donald Trump in at least one area. They (and perhaps many more Jewish people) are using Trump much the same way that the Republicans are using Donald Trump. While I can understand that their actions may be justified by their self-serving interests, it becomes a serious problem when it also jeopardizes the democratic Republic of the United States. I have always admired the Jewish people for many reasons. I have also always felt that it is right for the U.S. to support them. However, Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Dershowitz are demonstrating why we cannot blindly support foreign governments.