To describe the term “neocon” as an epithet in the context of Cruz’s remarks is absolutely ridiculous, and Abrams in particular, who I respect, should be ashamed of this quote suggesting that Cruz’s accurate description of the failures of neoconservative policy equates to calling people “warmongering Jews”.
Cruz’s interview did not ascribe some awful motive to neocons, nor did he raise a single issue related to Israel, nor did he even hint at a single aspect of their views as existing within some dark space. What is the actual quote? “If you look at President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and for that matter some of the more aggressive Washington neo-cons, they have consistently mis-perceived the threat of radical Islamic terrorism and have advocated military adventurism that has had the effect of benefiting radical Islamic terrorists,” he said.”
Perhaps Cruz should stick to using a different description. But Abrams really reads that and sees indication of anti-semitism? Really? What in Ted Cruz’s career has indicated any tendency toward such views? Anything at all?