Andrew Sullivan’s latest conspiracy theory
posted at 1:56 pm on March 1, 2012 by Karl
It’s going to be hard for the Excitable Boy to ever top the unhinged dementia of Trig Trutherism, but it won’t be for lack of trying. Andrew Sullivan’s latest fever dream involves not Sarah Palin, but one of his other favorite designated villains, the Prime Minister of Israel:
Here’s a prediction. Netanyahu, in league and concert with Romney, Santorum and Gingrich, will make his move to get rid of Obama soon. And he will be more lethal to this president than any of his domestic foes.
Sully does not quite have Benjamin Netanyahu on a grassy knoll… not yet, anyway. Rather, he imagines Netanyahu in a conspiracy to launch a war against Iran to advantage the GOP in this year’s election, undoubtedly (and ironically) stroking a white Persian cat as he issues the attack orders.
A sane person might read stories of Israeli saber-rattling and at least consider the possibility that Israel is actually trying to avoid military action. Or that stories about Israel not warning the US of an attack on Iran are designed to create plausible deniability for the Obama administration. Instead, Andrew Sullivan apparently believed Andrew Adler’s lunatic comment speculating that Israel’s most inner circles have thought about ordering a hit on Pres. Obama — and he’s running with it.
Perhaps this is not a surprise, given the role Sullivan has awarded the Likud party in some of the bizarre conspiracy theories he has floated in recent years. However, this new delusion almost necessarily implicates Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, a former head of the Labor Party. Indeed, Sullivan also believes Netanyahu would rally “a key part of the Democratic fundraising machinery to side entirely with Israel against the US president.” To whom is Sullivan referring? He could mean anyone. After all, this latest conspiracy theory is diverse, involving not just Jews, but a Mormon and a couple of Catholics (if only as henchmen).
What I really want to know: Who will portray Sullivan when this is turned into a major motion picture by Oliver Stone?