Radioblogger has the transcript of a Chris Matthews appearance on the Imus in the Morning radio program yesterday which should do more than raise a few eyebrows.
You've got to be a friend of the Israel Yiddish Star. That's American policy, it's American morale. We're friends of Israel. It's politics, it's policy, whatever you want to call it, we're a friend of Israel. Number two, and you've got to wear this second hat. The power broker in the region, the big power broker that can come in and say all right, boys and girls, stop the fighting. We're going to do this, we're going to the peace deal, we're going to cut the final deal, and you're going to listen to us. I think we've completely lost our ability to be a power broker. I think Condi Rice went over there yesterday with the Israeli demands. She didn't have the American demands. They're exactly the same as the Israeli demands. It's like we don't have an independent role in the world now.
At least he has come out of the closet.
Ed Lasky 7 26 06
Update: More quetsionable comments from Matthews during the Iraq War:
War is being driven by "conservative people out there, some of them Jewish, who...believe we should fight the Arabs and take them down. They believe that if we don't fight Iraq, Israel will be in danger."
The ubiquitous talk—show host Chris Matthews pins blame for the impending war on "conservative people out there, some of them Jewish, who are very tough on foreign policy. They believe we should fight the Arabs and take them down. They believe that if we don't fight Iraq, Israel will be in danger." Matthews even thinks that Sharon is "writing [Bush's] speeches sometimes" and that Sharon's cabinet ministers are "in bed with the vice president's office and the Defense Department."