...that any protest this "shitty little nation" (see below) makes about its impending annihilation is just...well...
Obama on Israel's right to exist, yesterday:
And I am going to block out—any noise that’s out there..."
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who will not even utter the name of the Jewish state:
Of course they would love to find a way for their own salvation by making a lot of noise and to raise stakes in order to save themselves. But I do not believe they will succeed."
I'm sure those pesky Jews made a lot of noise in the early 1940's as well....
In the interview of Ahmadinejad (linked above), the Washington Post's David Ignatius leads with this question:
What is the chance of a war in Iran that would result from an Israeli attack on your nuclear facilities?
And never once asks about his nation's numerous apocalyptic threats against the Jewish state. Ignatius also suggests to Ahmadinejad that Netanyahu may be bluffing. What does the Iranian president take away from this interview, I wonder? Besides the fact that Ignatius, like most of the liberal elite, believe that Israel is the problem, not those who threaten to unleash Holocaust: The Sequel...
And speaking of liberal elites, the backstory on the ":shitty little country" remarks. Relevant to the conversation, as you'll see:
Barbara Amiel, a leading columnist for the London Daily Telegraph, revealed that during a reception at her house, the ambassador of “a major EU country” told guests that the world’s current troubles were all the fault of “that shitty little country Israel.” “Why,” he asked, “should the world be in danger of World War Three because of those people?”
The ambassador was quickly identified by others as Daniel Bernard, France’s man in London and one of President Chirac’s closest confidants. But instead of unreservedly condemning Bernard for his racist slur, as commentators in the U.S. did, many in the British and French media instead sought to make Amiel and “those people” the target for daring to expose and criticize the ambassador’s prejudices.
10 years later...the elites still hate the Jews. And will not be dragged into war to prevent a Second Holocaust, no matter how many times they swore "Never again!"
It's all just noise. Just ask Barack Obama...
UPDATE: Or, as Professor Jacobson opines, he's just playing the Israel-Firster card. It's the fashionable anti-semitism that's all the rage among the "Nouveau Left" !