FROM APOLLOSPEAKS' TOWNHALL ARCHIVES
2011-05-30 12:14 --RUSH LIMBAUGH, NETANYAHU AND WHERE WAS AMERICA FOR OBAMA?
Bibi Netanyahu and Barack Obama. The one an anchor of reason, stability and peace for his people. The other all sail and no anchor recklessly steering America and The Middle East toward disaster, destruction and war.
All last week Rush Limbaugh waxed enthusiastic over Bibi Netanyahu's "epic" speech before both houses of Congress on Israel, the Palestinians and the Jew hating Middle East. Telling Republicans that Netanyahu was a lesson in dealing with Obama Rush urged GOP candidates to emulate the man and "Say what you mean, say it confidently and fearlessly...." when attacking Obama. In short, be straight, talk tough and boldly tell the truth about Obama's dismal presidency and record. Speak out resolutely about his lies, hypocrisies and insane and destructive policies. Strip Obama naked, gut him at every turn, and leave him twisting in the wind for the carrion birds.
But what went unnoticed was that Bibi's speech exposed how politically weak and vulnerable Obama is. What Bibi did was unprecedented. Never before has the guest of a US President, a foreign head of state and ally, lectured and slapped down his host in public. It's unheard of and appalling in the abstract. But look at what happened, or didn't happen in the concrete. Were the American people offended by Bibi's disrespect and insolence to their likable but floundering Commander-in-Chief? Were they outraged like Jeff Goldberg and other leftist pundits who vilifying Netanyahu compared him to Chavez and Ahmadenijad as if he were behaving like an enemy? NO! Did the public rally behind Obama in protest of Bibi's slapdown, like the support they gave JFK when he was humiliated by Khrushchev in Vienna? On the contrary, while Obama was in England making a fool of himself Netanyahu was in Congress, the people's House, being treated by both parties like a hero who'd just achieved a stunning victory. It was amazing. Netanyahu won over America with millions of us wishing that he was our leader instead of the poor hapless fool disgracing the White House.
Postscript I: Bibi's Bold Move For Peace
Obama's disingenuous State Department speech of May 19th showed how utterly confused, misguided and unrealistic he is on Mideast policy. And how desperately he needed to be lectured and taught by the wiser and saner Netanyahu. Case in point was Obama saying that the Jewish communities on the West Bank were "occupations" of Palestinian lands, when Palestinians never owned or lived on them; when they were taken from Jordan as payment for aggression in the 67 War; when Jews have lived there for 4000 years, and hopefully for thousands more. Has the man who said in 2008 that he's smarter and wiser in foreign affairs than both Clinton and McCain bothered to study Israel's history going back to Biblical days? Apparently not. His mentor on Israel was the Jew hating Rev. Wright who believes that the world would be better off if Israel were to disappear and all its Jews subjugated to Moslems or destroyed*.
*Wright supports Hamas and its genocidal policies.
Moreover, and just as outlandish and naive, was Obama saying, and I quote that "Israel must act boldly to advance a lasting peace." "Act boldly?" How many times must Israel "act boldly" for peace before Obama realizes how futile it is? How many times before he gets it that peace for Palestinians means Israel's eradication?
In the 1990s Israel boldly went out on a limb giving peace a chance and gave Yassir Arafat and his people autonomy in Gaza and the West Bank. Then boldly for the sake of peace Arafat was offered by Ehud Barak 90% of the "occupied" West Bank, 100% of Israeli "occupied" Gaza, and control of the Moslem and Christian quarters of East Jerusalem. With the international community urging Arafat to accept the deal he backstabbed Barak, Clinton and everyone and started the second Intifada where hundreds died. Then Israel boldly dismantled its Jewish settlements in Gaza and unilaterally withdrew its forces only to face kidnappings and rocket attacks leading to war. Then boldly Netanyahu endorsed a two state solution publicly recognizing the right of Palestinians to have a state, but without reciprocation.
With all these bold Israeli moves coming to nought whose turn is it to act boldly? "The international community is tired of an endless process that never produces an outcome," complains our moron in chief. And whose fault is that?
Again I say, the one and only way to peace for Israeli Jews and Palestinians is the bold, intrepid, self-sacrificing path of ANWAR SADAT*.
*Meaning the Palestinian permanently ending their jihad against Israel, and accepting its existence and legitimacy as a sovereign state.
Postscript II: Netanyahu and the American Spirit
As most Americans sensed that there is more of the true American spirit in Netanyahu than in Barack Obama it stands to reason that his disrespectful bashing of Obama was not only tolerated it actually thrilled millions of patriots who see Obama as an un-American leftist more interested in "transforming America than in restoring what's good about it," as the wonderful Sarah Palin says.