Dean Obeidallah is worried that Anthony Weiner’s recent sex scandal will reflect badly on Dean. Addressing Weiner, Dean recently wrote in the Huffington Post:
Your cheating is not just hurting your family, your careers and your country, it’s hurting me. How? Because you’re making it impossible for me to convince my girlfriend that all men aren’t cheaters.
Actually, Dean, your work for the State Department reflects far worse on you than Weiner’s behavior. Weiner probably doesn’t know or care about you, so the connection between Weiner’s behavior and your image is weak. But you deliberately chose to ignore all the US’s reprehensible foreign policy to enhance your own career, which has a greater influence on your image.
Your collaboration with the murderous US empire is not just hurting your image and your moral standing, it’s hurting all of us because you’re making it impossible for us to convince people under US occupation that not all Arabs in America are opportunists and careerists who don’t mind collaborating with their annihilators.