Ralph Seliger explains his side of the dispute with Jews Uniting Jews, which is sponsoring a conference to revive Jewish antiwar feeling this Sunday in NY. Ralph had written an article taking on the conference, in the Forward:
edited and I regret having approved it in this form. My original
version was more nuanced and friendlier in tone. I respect most of the
speakers attending the conference and consider myself politically close
progressive agenda for the new administration, rather than pushing an
immediate withdrawal from Iraq, when we know that a phased withdrawal
is clearly on the agenda. Hopefully, the war is all-but-over now
(events may prove me wrong, but this is my hope). As I argued, a too
rapid withdrawl may only serve to re-ignite inter-communal violence. In
other words, I'm totally with Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan and I'm delighted that the man I went to Pennsylvania to campaign for has been elected.
I think I'm going on Sunday, and look forward to seeing Ralph.