First of all, who is Dr. Paul Craig Roberts?
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.
Along with many American Jews, Jews Against the Occupation does not support the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. We maintain that the wellbeing of Jews everywhere is not secured as long as the Palestinian people remain subjugated. A lasting peace is achieved through mutual respect and recognition of all peoples’ inherent right to self-determination.
Criticism of Israel does not equal antisemitism. We applaud the people of metropolitan Atlanta for acknowledging this fact and reinstating a legislator of conscience.
Sektor Six Commmunications hosts on its website a page dedicated to debunking the myths and slander leveled against Cynthia McKinney. This page is one supporters efforts to clear the air of the misinformation too often repeated as if it were true by the corporate media and those who fail to dig beneath the surface and question the motives of their sources of misinformation.
A dangerous half-truth is being bandied about on some Green Party list-serves, and it is creating some dangerous misconceptions about Cynthia McKinney. The misconceptions come from an often-repeated statement that Cynthia McKinney supported the “Bill Clinton 3 strikes crime bill” by voting “in favor of” it while she was serving in Congress. This formulation appears to have been first used by Elaine Brown, in her open letter titled “Vicious Rumormongering Will Not Deter Me from My Campaign for the Green Party Presidential Nomination.” Neither Brown nor those who repeat her words cite a specific vote, thereby placing the burden of research upon Cynthia's supporters, even just to discover exactly what their candidate is being accused of.