Israel’s Insult

Driving Drunk in Jerusalem

[Biden] should have snapped his notebook shut, gotten right back on Air Force Two, flown home and left the following scribbled note behind: “Message from America to the Israeli government: Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. And right now, you’re driving drunk. You think you can embarrass your only true ally in the world, to satisfy some domestic political need, with no consequences? You have lost total contact with reality. Call us when you’re serious. We need to focus on building our country.”
First, what the Israelis did played right into a question a lot of people are asking about the Obama team: how tough are these guys?
. . . It is a measure of how much Israel takes our support for granted and how out of touch the Israeli religious right is with America’s strategic needs. [emphasis added]

So, just how tough are these Obama people? So far, not tough at all. And the whole world can see it, apparently.
Tom Friedman being right lately is starting to make me think that The Village is catching on to the danger that the conservative movement (and its Israeli branch) – in combination with Obama’s appeasement attempts – present to the country.