I don’t think Charles Johnson, at LGF, is Jewish, but that fact doesn’t prevent him from being Israel’s staunch supporter. I think he is, not so much because he’s in love with Israel (and no one asks him to be), but because he recognizes that (a) Israel is the only free Democracy in one of the most backwards areas of the world; (b) that those same backward tyrannies are using Israel as a scapegoat and whipping boy to deflect attention, both inside and outside of their borders, from their appalling conduct, both to their own people and (they wish) to the world; and (c) that Israel is the canary in the coal mine — as it goes, so goes the rest of the West, even if people try to delude themselves into thinking that, because Israelis are Jews, they’ll suffer a different fate from the rest of the Infidels polluting the Islamic world.
Johnson’s wisdom means that, with a minimum of words, Johnson was able to cut through the horrible, Israel-destroying crap the Iraq Study Group is spewing. If only others could be so clear in their reasoning and analysis.
On a related point — Baker’s generous willingness to sacrifice the Jews for the good of, well, someone, probably Hamas — see this James Lewis article.
(One last word re my post title: I do not use goy pejoratively, either here or anywhere. In any event, I used it here because I liked the word play on “This guy gets it.”)