Sure, Rush was kidding. Sort of. But in the press conference following a two-hour private meeting with Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s public response to Obama’s failed speech yesterday was clear, calm, quiet and uncompromising. Rush Limbaugh was euphoric over the clarity and reality of Bibi’s eloquent talk – without notes, without teleprompter.
Just who is this Bibi? From Wikipedia:
A graduate of MIT and Harvard, Netanyahu is the first and only Israeli prime minister born in Israel after the State of Israel’s foundation. Netanyahu joined the Israeli Defense Forces in 1967 where he served as a commander in the elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit, taking part in many missions including the hostages rescue mission from the hijacked Sabena Flight 571 in 1972 (coincidentally under the leadership of Ehud Barak). He fought in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and achieved the rank of captain before being discharged.
Bibi gave Obama a quick history lesson and said he was speaking plainly, because, “We don’t have a large margin for error. And because, Mr. President, history will not give the Jewish people a second chance.”
Israel is not going to go willingly to its doom, no matter what Obama thinks or says. Abject apologies do not make friends. Compromise with evil is not an option.
What part of “Never again” doesn’t Obama understand?