Monday, June 28, 2010
We wish that today's cartoon was just a bad joke...but instead, it's nearly verbatim reporting of the unprecedented decline in US/Israeli relations.
The Israeli amabassor to Washington, Michael Oren, is briefing other Israeli diplomats that "There is no crisis in Israel-US relations because in a crisis there are ups and downs. Relations are in the state of a tectonic rift in which continents are drifting apart."
And Oren knows precisely where to lay the blame for relations collapsing between the U.S. and Israel: Barack Hussein Obama.
According to Oren, "This is a one man show," and the president uses cold calculation that excludes the historical and ideological factors that George Bush and Bill Clinton once relied on.
Without the U.S. as a reliable ally (indeed, on many fronts the U.S. is aligning with Israel's enemies) Israel has a rapidly decreasing range of options about how to defend itself from a soon-to-be nuclear-armed Iran.
And when Israel is forced to launch a military attack in the most volatile region on Earth, make no mistake: it will be Obama's war, and Obama's legacy.
Bonus: Last week, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who Barack Obama listened to for 20 years and could "no more disavow" than his own grandmother, conducted a lecture series which included a robust discussion section on how Jews control the media, and the evils of the Israeli parliament. Quite a coincidence, huh?