Friday, May 20, 2011


I was on the road and out of town yesterday, so I didn't get to see/hear President Obama's speech on the Middle East.  To put it mildly, it was not well-received.

I'll resist the temptation to pile-on save for this.  As I read the speech today, one line among many caught my attention:
The dream of a Jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation.
"The dream of a Jewish and democratic state..."?

Uh, Mr. President, Israel has been in existence since 1948.  Your predecessor, President Truman, was the very first head of state to recognize it as a sovereign nation.  It was in all the papers.

But then maybe it hasn't yet made it to the teleprompter.

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