Like a cuckolded husband, I've grown skeptical in my love affair with Israel's will to make war against the IslamoNazis who surround them.
Don't get me wrong, there's nothing better the last three days than seeing dues-paying Hamas members dismembered in Gaza streets (left), and the occasional mosque turned to dust, but will Israel see it through this time?
I'm skeptical because the IDF attacked Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon in July 2006... but folded like a tent after a month and retreated. It was a great psychological victory for the ragheads who are willing to cannon- fodder millions of their own to eradicate the two Satans.. America and Israel.
Anyone who thinks otherwise is an
As always I checked in with Debbie Schlussel's blog who provides realistic reporting and commentary on all things Israel. She is in no way naive when it comes to this subject.
"You do not kill cancer by occasionally going through chemo or radiation when you want to look good at a Bar Mitzvah, after the metastasis is already happening. You kill cancer through regular treatment of the attacking cells, not by self-amputating your arm and leaving the cancer cells to fester on the remaining stump. That is what this ephemeral "war" on Gaza/ HAMAS is. Nothing more."
Schlussel points out that just like on this side of the world, the leftist politicians in Israel are defeatists who only flex military might to blunt criticism from the right wing, and preserve their political power.
"The only hawk running for Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu (we'll see how hawkish he ends up being once he's elected--since he wasn't nearly as hawkish in office as out of it), is whipping Livni in the polls, and the elections are just two."
She dismisses the current well-planned and very successful air strikes on Hamas as only an attempt "... to try to look tough to Israelis with short attention spans. That's all it is."
Yaddah, yaddah, yaddah.
But GA, what about Innocent Palestinian civilian casualties?
Un-huh, funny how you never start by voicing concern for Israeli civilian dead who were murdered first in Hamas rocket attacks.
Dead Palestinians? Sucks to be them.
It is understandable the Israelis attacked now; they don't trust Barack Hussein Obama.
Even Israeli lefties aren't idiots.
And speaking of His Immenseness, now in Hawaii, just working out and hanging in a $9 million mansion... how's he getting prepared to start calling the shots come Jan. 20?
Another damned hatch job of Beloved Leader by GA the Bible and gun-clinging Neanderthal who hates and is no doubt a racist?
Reuters--the wholly-owned subsidiary of the Obama campaign--is downright giddy that this photo proves that the next leader of the free world is very, very hip, to the point of being "uber-cool".
"The president-elect, looking uber-cool with his White Sox baseball cap on backwards, flipped the shaka ('hang loose' gesture) to a crowd of about 30 people as he left a gym on a Marine Corps base on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where he is vacationing.
"The hand gesture, also a common greeting in surfer culture, consists of curling the three middle fingers and extending the thumb and little finger."
At least he has his shirt on.
Is it just me or this is constant drooling over Obama with half his clothes off the result male reporters' barely-repressed homo-erotic tendencies?
It's TV what's done it
It seems politicians of both parties have largely abandoned the image of the most powerful man in the world for "the guy you'd like to have a beer with".
In an effort to even slightly improve their election chances (which is debatable), these nimrods go on all the TV talk circuit, and Saturday Night Live to be made fun of in an humiliating surrender of their dignity.
Thank God President Bush has largely bucked the trend to debase the office.
This is particularly bizarre behavior for Republicans... all these TV hosts, writers, producers et al, hate conservatives. And when the candidates accept the invitation to a electronic mugging, the left is only further convinced that the GOP is the party of lower I.Q.
Television has been most responsible for the degradation of formality, grammar, civility in society in general and in creating the low-hanging fruit preference among presidential candidates, specifically.
And he did it 16 September 1968 on the popular "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" (the precursor of SNL) with four words:
"Sock it to me?" Which was the well-know catch-phrase of the day.
But it was funny because the terminally stiff Nixon desperately needed something to warm up his demeanor and visage. Compared to Jack Kennedy on TV, poor Dick came off as a mortician. I mean he put two bowling lanes in the White House basement.
And so it's gone for the last 40 years, much to our detriment.
President Gerald Ford was a seen as a "good sport" for at least publicly "seeing the humor" in Chevy Chase ridiculing the President (an All-American center and NFL prospect from the University of Michigan) as an idiot and stumblebum.
Until Obama, I thought Bill Clinton had reached new levels of indignity by first, appearing on MTV, sandwiched between rappers, strippers and teens simulating sex on the "dance" floor), and second, by answering the question from a 20-something female:
"Boxers or briefs?"
Like some "ah-sucks" hick he feigned embarrassment and answered "Boxers", and began the image of the Presidency circling the drain anew.
Of course we would soon learn that for Clinton, there was no such thing as bad sax in the White House.
Come to think of it, after the infamous blue dress (left) and all the rest, Obama's dumbass, hat-backward, brotha act may be a step up.