Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Obama to Netanyahu: Sorry, I Have to Wash My Hair That Day

Another unprecedented snub.


How surprising.


Compare and contrast, though.

Bibi, from his Sayeret Matkal days. That's him on the right (naturally).


A Dose of Real World Intelligence (hat tip: Small Dead Animals)

"The first great lesson is that crazy people sometimes get political power.  Hitler was crazy.  He was brilliant, cunning, deeply insightful -- and a raving lunatic."

"The second great lesson is that when crazy people with political power tell you what they're going to do -- believe them.  They're not kidding. And of all the people who've learned these lessons, it's the Israelis."

"The Jewish people won't make the same mistake a second time.  They won't wait patiently for Iran to get its hands on a nuclear bomb and then annihilate another six million of them."

"I have no idea precisely how the Israelis will act against Iran, or when they'll do it.  In just the last two weeks, diplomatic relations between the White House and Israel have gone from testy to downright nasty; if news reports from Jerusalem are accurate, there was quite a blow-up at a recent meeting between our country's ambassador to Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  And the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has lately said some things about U.S. military cooperation with Israel that suggest that relations between our armed forces and theirs are somewhere between chilly and frigid."

"My guess is that Israel would prefer to hold off on any military strike as long as possible; there's always a chance that Iran's own people will rise up and overthrow their government.  Certainly the Israelis would prefer to delay any action until after the U.S. elections in November."