I think the non-response of this administration has disgraced America in the eyes of the world. You can’t have it both ways, you can’t be a champion of human rights everywhere except for Gaza, you can’t. It doesn’t compute for people, and for this government to speak up on issues about the world and to be silent about something, as I said in my column, to be an act of terrorism. To invade international waters and kill 9 people is a complete act of terrorism. It isn’t any different from what happened in Tiananmen Square. There was nothing on these boats that threatened Israel, and for the U.S. to chew out everyone in the world, the leader of Russia for not treating the people of Chechnya well, and to give Israel a blank check, seriously compromises the U.S.‘s position to bringing peace.
Comment: From Mike: Will your book on the U.S. financial system really ever be published? I’ve had it on order for (I think but forget now) over a year. ...
9:39 Robert Scheer
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:39:03 GMT
This is my favorite comment of the last few years.
9:40 Robert Scheer
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:40:15 GMT
YES, the galleys have just been bound, the book will be published in 3 weeks and it will be for sale in August. Thanks for hanging in there, it is a good book and will surprise people by showing the responsibility of Democratic leaders as well as Republicans.
9:40 Comment From JewCrewAllStars
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:40:19 GMT
Comment: Mr. Scheer, as a Jewish American I don’t agree with your views on this matter. What if the U.S. was able to stop the 9/11 attacks by taking more proactive actions, doing raids etc. ...?
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:40:47 GMT
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:41:22 GMT
(Announcement while Bob answers this one: We’ll post all of the unpublished questions and comments after he leaves and we’ll keep chat open for a while.)
9:42 Comment From Sue
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:42:22 GMT
Comment: Proactive like stopping the inside part of it?
9:43 Alaskanbushman via twitter
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:43:17 GMT
Israeli aggression in the Middle East will get totally out of hand, creating the beginning of a war that will affect millions.