President Obama got spanked on national television on Friday.
I have to admit, from my perspective – the one where I’m paying $50 to fill my 13-gallon gas tank because he wants everybody but the U.S. to be drilling for oil… where I’m soon to be paying $50 for a single light bulb because he thinks the 50 cent ones destroy the earth… where I’m labeled the enemy just because I want national security and he doesn’t… and where my rights are being trampled on a little bit more every day because he doesn’t think them worthwhile – it felt pretty darn good to see him suffer the same humiliation he constantly tries to foist on his constituents who look at life a little more logically.
So from my perspective, Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu – the man who, in the nicest of terms, told Obama to stop being such an ego-tripping dictator – deserves the international community’s thanks and respect.
If you remember, Obama told Israel how he thought it should be last week. As usual, his desired outcome was logically, maturely and ethically bankrupt. Because, in order to obtain his twisted version of peace, he wanted Israel to give up its security to people who actively want it annihilated.
President Obama is arrogant enough to think that he can issue such ridiculous demands without any serious repercussions. Or as Gene Simmons, formerly of KISS, said, he “has no [expletive] idea what the world is like.”
Well, the president just got schooled by Netanyahu… to his face… on national TV. And to illustrate just how strict the lesson was, here's the transcript of his remarks, as recorded on Rush Limbaugh's website...
Benjamin Netanyahu Schools Obama on the Facts of Life
“I think for there to be peace, the Palestinians will have to accept some basic realities. The first is that while Israel is prepared to make generous compromises for peace it cannot go back to the 1967 lines, because these lines are indefensible – because they don't take into account certain changes that have taken place on the ground, demographic changes that have taken place over the last 44 years.
“Remember that before 1967, Israel was all of nine miles wide. It was half the width of the Washington Beltway. And these were not the boundaries of peace; they were the boundaries of repeated wars, because the attack on Israel was so attractive for them. So we can't go back to those indefensible lines, and we're going to have to have a long-term military presence along the Jordan...
“Israel cannot negotiate with a Palestinian government that is backed by Hamas… a terrorist organization committed to Israel's destruction. It's fired thousands of rockets on our cities, on our children – and Hamas has just attacked you, Mr. President, and the United States for ridding the world of Bin Laden. So Israel obviously cannot be asked to negotiate with a government that is backed by the Palestinian version of Al-Qaeda.
“I think President Abbas has a simple choice. He has to decide if he negotiates or keeps his pact with Hamas or makes peace with Israel – and I can only express what I said to you just now, that he hope he makes the choice: The right choice of choosing peace with Israel.
“The third reality is that the Palestinian refugee problem will have to be resolved in the context of a Palestinian state, but certainly not in the borders of Israel. The Arab attack in 1948 on Israel resulted in two refugee problems: A Palestinian refugee problem and Jewish refugees in roughly the same number, who were expelled from Arab lands. Now, tiny Israel absorbed the Jewish refugees, but the vast Arab world refused to absorb the Palestinian refugees.
“Now 63 years later, the Palestinians come to us, and they say to Israel, "Accept the grandchildren… and the great-grandchildren of these refugees; thereby wiping out Israel's future as a Jewish state." So it's not gonna happen, everybody knows it's not gonna happen, and I think it's time to tell the Palestinians forthrightly: It's not gonna happen.
“Now it falls on my shoulders – as the prime minister of Israel at a time of extraordinary instability and uncertainty in the Middle East – to work with you to fashion a peace that will ensure Israel's security and will not jeopardize its survival.
“I take this responsibility with pride but with great humility, because, as I told you in our conversation: We don't have a lot of margin for error – and because, Mr. President, history will not give Jewish people another chance.”
And that, ladies and gentleman, is how you teach an arrogant, self-interested man a lesson. Republicans, I hope you were taking notes… because there will be a test next fall.
This concludes today’s lecture.