It used to be that Buchanan was clever and arch and indirect in his loathing for Jews. Occasionally, though, in particular when he was defending the rights of Nazis, the mask would slip. But never like this. In his latest defense of John Demjanjuk, Buchanan let's it all hang out. As Menachem Rosensaft points out, Buchanan has now deified Demjanjuk and, in so doing, revived the Christ-killing libel:
In his syndicated column of April 17, Buchanan not only called Demjanjuk an "American Dreyfus" and "the sacrificial lamb whose blood washes away the stain of Germany's sins," but he wrote that the "spirit" behind the U.S. Justice Department's efforts to bring Demjanjuk to justice is "the same satanic brew of hate and revenge that drove another innocent Man up Calvary that first Good Friday 2,000 years ago."