February 21, 2012
Looks like the most anti-Israel president in U.S. history, President Barack Obama (Jimmy Carter comes in a close second) is confirmed to speak at the upcoming annual AIPAC conference, which includes "more than 12,000 pro-Israel Americans" (according to an AIPAC announcement).
Oh joy, and thanks for making our day (NOT).
What part of anti-Israel do these "pro-Israel Americans" not get?
Probably the same part that allowed them to choose Chicago entrepreneur, Lee "Rosy" Rosenberg, as their new AIPAC president. Mr. Rosenberg, according to the Washington Post, was one of President Obama's staunchest Jewish allies during the 2008 presidential campaign, as well as one of his earliest political backers. He advised the president on foreign policy in the Middle East and Israel, and to that I would say: Rosy, you're doing a heckuva job!!
[Posted by R.S.]
January 23, 2012
In his New York Times op-ed entitled "Bomb-Bomb-Bomb, Bomb-Bomb-Iran?" Bill Keller writes regarding the prospect of living with a nuclear Iran:
"In that case, the fear of most American experts is not that Iran would decide
to incinerate Israel. (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does a good impression of an evil madman, but Iran is not suicidal.) The more realistic dangers, plenty scary, are
that a conventional conflict in that conflict-prone neighborhood would spiral into Armageddon, or that Iran would extend its protective nuclear umbrella over
menacing proxies like Hezbollah, or that Arab neighbors would feel obliged to
join the nuclear arms race."
"Most American experts" and their families don't live in Israel, so perhaps we should ask Israeli experts what they fear?
As to Mr. Keller's statement that "Iran is not suicidal," we'd be very curious to know if Mr. Keller would be willing to stake the lives of his children on testing that theory?
Mr. Keller also neglects to mention in his list of "more realistic dangers," the danger of Iran's terroist proxies, like Hezbollah, getting their hand on a nuclear weapon. Are they and their suicide bombers not suicidal either?
In his closing statement Mr. Keller writes: "Bombing Iran is the best way to guarantee exactly what we are trying to prevent."
Well, news flash, Mr. Keller, NOT bombing Iran is an even better way to guarantee exactly what we are trying to prevent.
[Posted by R.S.]
January 12, 2012
Check out the email below from "Barack," paid for by "Obama for America." [Addressee's name withheld].
We appreciate Barack's love and devotion to his wife, Michelle (aka "FLOTUS"), and admire his concern about her upcoming (48th) birthday, but is FLOTUS's birthday really the best reason to support, or re-elect her husband as our next Commander-in-Chief?!
If it is, and more importantly, if it works, then Houston, we've got a problem in this country.... and it's a BIG one.
Sent: 1/12/2012 1:06:37 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
When you become president, one thing that happens overnight is that you and everyone you love get a bunch of new nicknames.
I was already pretty used to this. But "FLOTUS," short for First Lady of the United States, is really something else.
I'm writing because our FLOTUS, Michelle, turns 48 on Tuesday, and I know I'm not her only fan out there.
The decision to become part of this campaign was deeply personal for a lot of people, and Michelle and I are no exception. But we both knew, like anyone else who believes in what we're trying to do here, that this was never going to be easy.
This fall, Michelle and I will have been married 20 years. The next 10 months will be harder than any we've experienced together, and I couldn't do it without her. I know she'd love to hear from you today:
Thanks for your support,
P.S. -- This weekend, people are getting together to volunteer in their communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Find out how you can join in at serve.gov.
January 10, 2012
What else would you call these two clowns?! (See below.)
btw - Take a look at the officer saluting in the background. Does he not look like something straight out of central casting for Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie, The Dictator?
[Posted by R.S.]
December 28, 2011
There's something really creepy and sad about seeing people who have been tortured, tormented and starved, weeping over the demise of their Dear Tormenter (ugh)....
[Posted by RS]
"Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended. ... All options are on the table. If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level we believe requires action, that option is on the table."
~ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at a news conference in Seoul on Friday with his South Korean counterpart, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (more here).