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REMEMBER WHEN ISRAEL HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH AMERICA'S MIDDLE EAST PROBLEMS? | 2002-04-06

Of course you don't. It's been six months.

In the month after the Twin Towers attack, every single discussion of that attack had to include the following statement

"A lot of people think the Arabs are mad at us about Israel. It has nothing to do with Israel. They just hate America because we got money and we let women vote."

I summed it up on October 20, 2001 with "IT'S NOT ISRAEL" MEDIA BLITZ IS PAYING OFF. In the first survey after the Twin Towers attack, the portion of Americans who thought that attack was related to American support of Israel was 67%. A month later, the "It's not Israel" campaign had pushed it down to 57%.

Nobody is repeating that "It's Not Israel" line now.

You only hear yesterday's spin from me. Everybody else forgets it instantly and listens to whatever this week's media line is. It never occurs to anybody, especially conservatives, not to believe them.