I had just finished gassing the truck and had missed part of what was being said yesterday on the radio. So I kept listening and learned that the DNC had dropped the pro Israel part of its party platform. The guy on the radio couldn’t understand why the DNC was doing such a horrible thing and they were getting up a petition to get the DNC to change its mind. The level of angst in the talk show host's voice was so grating I turned it off. Well Jay let me break it down for you.
Here is why the Dems did it:
Most of the summer Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu has been beating the hell out of the war drum trying to push Obummer into supporting Israel and backing off the Administrations embracing of Islamic Terrorists. He’s hinting that Israel will make a preventive first strike, possibly using nuclear weapons to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear power. Bibi has been hinting that he will do this before the election if Obumer doesn’t straighten up and quit backing the terrorists. Meanwhile Obummer hasn’t said a word, at least publicly on his position. That is until the DNC convention when he asked the party to change the platform. Obummer in a stroke of statesman one up manship sent a message to Bibi that was loud and clear. “Hey Bibi, STFU about nuking the rag heads or we’ll stop backing you up, sending you aid and other wise looking like America is Israel’s Bitch.”
Everyone in the middle east got the message. Muslims and Jews both have a culture that communicates by reading into the more subtle meanings of what is both said and not said. The Jews know that America might not come running to save their kosher bacon if they start a fight, even though Obummer didn’t say that. The Muslims know that America isn’t going to jump every time Israel snaps their fingers. What they don’t know is what will America do if they start a war against the Jews. So both sides now have something to think about. By leaving everyone guessing Obummer has scored a win. I don’t mean a win for peace in the middle east. I mean a win for Obummer. If Bibi thinks America might turn against him, he may be less likely to nuke Iran at least until he can prove they too are a nuclear power. Which he can’t, at least not yet.
If it all works out the way he hopes, Obummer has punted the war till after the election and he won't have to take a stand in the sand.