(h/t Natan Epstein)
The latest buzz about Bibi in Israel is that he backtracked on his campaign promise that there would be no “Palestinian” state on his watch. The latest buzz about Bibi in the United States is that he backtracked on his promise that he would work toward the creation of a “Palestinian” state.
Who says you can’t make all the people miserable all the time?
Well, some of us aren’t fooled. I knew all along what he meant. It’s just not relevant. It’s not happening right now, whether or not Bibi wants it, that is to say, a “Palestinian” state.
As for me, I say we’ve already got two of them: Jordan and Gaza. Let’s work on making those work before we think about ceding any more land for terror. . . I mean, peace.
What really has me gobsmacked is not what a Likud prince thinks of land for peace or the two-state solution, but the way an American President is acting like a spoiled rotten, petulant little infant. “I’m going to hold my breath until I turn blue. . . ” (Oh, wait. Is that a racist code word?)
Anyway, this is better than Another World or General Hospital ever was, as far as I’m concerned. Tom Cotton gave us a great speech, so did Marco Rubio. They were followed up by none other than liberal comedian Bill Maher defending Bibi, and now we have John McCain, telling Obama to just “Get over it. Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President.
Watch him run roughshod over Gloria Borger at CNN.
Glora Borger: . . . at a dangerous point here in relations between US and Israel?
John McCain: Well, I think that’s up to the President of the United States. Uh, look there was a free and democratic election now, the only nation in the region that will have such a thing. The President should get over it, get over your temper tantrum Mister President. It’s time that we work together with our Israeli friends and try to stem this tide of ISIS, an Iranian, um movement throughout the region which is threatening the very fabric of the region.
The least of your problems is what Bibi Netanyahu said during an election campaign. Uh, if every politician were held to everything they say in a political campaign, obviously uh, that would be a topic of long discussion, but the point is, the Jayvee, as the President described them, is just moving over into Yemen, we’ve see this horrible situation in Libya, we see ISIS everywhere in the world, we see the Iranians now back, the they’re gonna, they’re gonna massacre a number of Sunnis and it is the guy in charge, is a guy named Solomeini who imported, excuse me I’ll catch up here, Solomeini moved thousands of copper-tipped IED’s into Iraq and killed hundreds of American soldiers and marines and the President of the United States is praising the Mullahs and their behavior in the region.
Gloria Borger: But that. . .
John McCain: This is one of the more Orwellian situations I have ever observed.
Gloria Borger: Well but, but, uh but you called the President’s uh uh um, response to Bibi Netanyahu a temper tantrum. Why is it a temper tantrum if, uh, Netanyahu ostensibly, rejects during his campaign, the very basis for decades of American policy, heading towards some kind of uh, some kind of peace process, should the President sort of just pay no attention to that?
John McCain: I think the President maybe shouldn’t like it but thousands are being slaughtered by ISIS, they (laughs), they the Iranians have now taken over the major capitols of Lebanon, Syria, Beirut, and uh Baghdad, uh there, uh and uh, and it pales in significance to the situation which continues to erode throughout the Middle East and it puts America at risk. Bibi’s rhetoric concerning a election campaign pales in comparison, as to the threat, the direct threat to the United States of America of ISIS. This is, the President has his priorities so screwed up that it’s unbelievable
Gloria Borger: Well, well, he’s also apparently considering signing a UN resolution calling for a Palestinian state. What would be your reaction if he, if he did that, and should he even be considering that?
John McCain: Of course he shouldn’t be, uh, considering it, and second of all, and second of all if he does that then and it would be approved by the UN, then the United States Congress would have to examine our funding for the United Nations. Uh, it it, it would be uh, a violation because of the President’s anger over a statement by Bibi, uh, by the Prime Minister of Israel, it would be, contradict American policy for uh, the last at least, ten presidents of the United States.