Of the two dominant political parties in the United States, Jews tend to favor the Democrats with their time, money, and talent.  Some visitors to uncle-semite.com may suspect it as a wedge issue site, where right-wingers masquerade as lefties, bashing Jews in the hope of forcing Jewish defections from the left-wing to the right.

Uncle Semite wishes to assure you, gentle reader, that He is not a Republican dealing in wedge politics.  To prove it, uncle-semite.com presents "WEJ ISSUE," an annotated list of several high-ranking Jews in the Bush administration and the Republican party.


Ari Fleischer
As Bush's press secretary from January 2001, Fleischer skillfully lied and/or dodged reporters' questions, and then wisely bailed from the Bush administration in mid-2003 just as the wheels were coming off.  Fleischer is now the front man for Freedom's Watch, a group that even now claims a pre-9/11 link between Iraq and Al Qaeda despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  Shown below in 2003, Fleischer illustrates how long his nose will be by the end of the press conference.

Fleischer, at press conference pointing to reporter; looks like thumb touching nose and index finger extended

Ken Mehlman
Mehlman was Chair of the Republican National Committee from 2005 to 2007 and Bush's campaign manager for the 2004 election.  He is rumored to be gay and is often accused of hypocrisy in working for a party that demonizes gays.  It is not known what Mr. Mehlman is depicting below, but it likely has nothing to do with fish.


Jack Abramoff
Republican über-lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty in January 2006 to a total of five criminal felony counts related to the defrauding of American Indian tribes, corruption of public officials, and his fraudulent dealings with SunCruz Casinos.  Abramoff, described by one associate as a "super-Zionist," heavily padded bills paid by Indian tribes and then diverted the funds to his Orthodox Jewish school in Maryland and to Jewish settlers occupying the Palestinian West Bank.  Along with his partner Michael Scanlon, Abramoff even coordinated lobbying efforts against his own clients, the Tigua Tribe, in order to force them to pay for further lobbying services.  Perhaps Abramoff was inspired by Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, who simultaneously trained both the Sri Lankan army and their enemy, the Tiger Tamils, in their bloody civil war.

Abramoff, looking busted with courthouse in background

Irving Lewis "Scooter" Libby
Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff, Libby was convicted on four of five felony counts in the grand jury investigation into the disclosure of the then-classified identity of covert CIA operative, Valerie Wilson Plame.

Libby, grinning and squinting


A special note on Wolfowitz, Perle, and Feith

Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, and Douglas Feith were members of a pro-Israel network inside the administration.  In part to strengthen Israel's hand in the Middle East, these men urged and architected a war against Iraq during the 1990's, then misused the tragedy of September 11 as their call to invade.  If you want a group on whom to blame this disastrous war and its many military and civilian deaths, you can start with Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush, and these three Jewish neo-conservatives.

Paul Wolfowitz
When reporting progress on the war to Congress as Deputy Secretary of Defense, Wolfowitz did not know - even approximately - how many servicemen had died implementing his own war plan.  Wolfowitz was later appointed president of the World Bank, where he could count something perhaps more interesting to him than human lives.  His abrasive management style alienated many career staffers at the Bank and he was left with little support when it was discovered he had arranged a nice raise for his girlfriend, who also worked at the Bank.  Wolfowitz has since resigned over the scandal, sticking around only long enough to receive a generous severance package.

Wolfowitz, looking downtrodden

Richard Perle
Chairman of the Defense Policy Board during the run-up to the Iraq war, Perle asserted (disingenuously) that Iraq had a hand in the 9-11 attacks.  In 1996, he authored the strategy paper “Clean Break” that argued for regime change in Iraq.  The paper was produced for the incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and was co-signed by Douglas Feith, David Wurmser, and others.

Douglas Feith
Former Under Secretary of Defense, Feith is famous for the abolition of the Iraqi army and the "de-Baathification" of Iraq, both of which are now considered serious errors in the U.S. occupation.  The former put armed men out of work; the latter ended the careers of countless civil servants who had much-needed skills such as running power / water plants and hospitals.

Colonel Larry Wilkerson, Chief of Staff at the State Department until early 2005, had this to say about Doug Feith later that same year: "Seldom in my life have I met... [pregnant pause] a dumber man."  Certainly such criticisms are made often privately inside the Beltway, but they are rarely made publicly, especially by senior military who take seriously their subordination to civilian government.  The accolades continue with a quote by General Tommy Franks in Bob Woodward's 2004 book Plan of Attack, in which Franks calls Feith "the fucking stupidest guy on the face of the earth."

Elliot Abrams
Director of the National Security Council's Office for Democracy, Human Rights, and International Operations.

David Wurmser
Vice President Dick Cheney's Middle East adviser for four years.  Even now, Wurmser calls war in Iraq a "great success" and now wants to force regime change in Syria and Iran.

James Schlesinger
Homeland Security Advisory Council; member of the Defense Policy Board.

Bill Kristol
A neo-con's neo-con.  Son of one of the founders of the neoconservative movement, Kristol cofounded the neoconservative Project for the New American Century and is a member of the board of trustees for the conservative think tank Manhattan Institute.  Kristol was a strong advocate for the Iraq war and favors a war with Iran.  He has also been a vocal supporter of the Israeli attack on Lebanon, stating that the war is "our war too," conflating Israel's interests with those of the United States.

John Hannah
Senior aide on national security to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.  Recently sourced by the Washington Post as having said "that a U.S. attack [on Iran] was a real possibility."

Josh Bolton
Bush's Chief of Staff.

Ken Adelman
A lifelong neo-con activist and member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board, Adelman editorialized in the Washington Post - not once, but twice - that liberating Iraq would be a "cakewalk."

Adelman, steepling his hands

Brad Blakeman
Former deputy assistant to George W. Bush.  President of Freedom's Watch; created in 2007, Freedom's Watch is spending $15 million in 20 states to falsely link the Iraq war to September 11.

David Frum
Former Bush speechwriter.

Michael Chertoff
United States Secretary of Homeland Security.

Chertoff, with huge menorah behind him; "American Friends of Lubavitch"


"Honorary" Republican

Joe Lieberman
Official Democratic apologist for the Bush administration and the Iraq war, Mr. Lieberman has lately been promoting military strikes against Iran.  It is not known what Bush was telling Lieberman in the picture below, but Uncle Semite suspects it involved tips on cheerleading.

 Lieberman, Bush, in their famous "The Kiss" photo