LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2013—Barack Obama speeches are a lot like Barack Obama budgets. They arrive late, appear meaningful on the surface, are laughed at and ridiculed upon further inspection, and result in absolutely nothing consequential. The shelf life is the conclusion of the offering itself, and not one minute more.
Conservatives worried over Obama’s Israel speech should calm down. The speech was useless. He spoke in front of college leftists who worship him anyway. He did not speak in front of anybody bright or thoughtful enough to challenge him.
This is his version of a “national dialogue.” He offers a monologue and an epilogue. Like most of his speeches, this was all platitudes and zero policy. It was forgotten the minute he spoke to the Palestinians and then the Jordanians (same people actually) and pretended to be their third best friend in the fifth grade once Israelis were out of earshot.
Liberals desperate for reassurance were reassured because they will believe anything he says. They worship Obama, and comforting words devoid of any useful actions are what liberalism is all about. They will judge this trip a success not because Obama even tried to do anything, but because he said things.
Yet for those who want to find an actual point to Obama’s speech, he hid it near the end when much of the crowd was most likely bored and playing games on their I-Phones.
Anybody who thinks President Obama has the slightest understanding of how this world works slept through this part of the speech.
“But the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination and justice must also be recognized.”
No. It does not need to be. The reason is obvious.
“It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own, and lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of her parents every single day.”
There he goes with “fairness” again. Palestinian suicide bombers are why the checkpoints exist.
“It is not just when settler violence against Palestinians goes unpunished.”
Settler violence? That is self-defense.
“It is not right to prevent Palestinians from farming their lands;”
It is not their land.
“Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer.”
Yes, expulsion absolutely is the answer.
“Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land.”
Gazan “Palestinians” are Egyptians. West Bank “Palestinians” are Jordanians. Tell Mohammed Morsi or King Abdullah to stop mistreating their own fellow Arabs.
“Of course, Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with anyone who is dedicated to its destruction. But…”
There is no “but.” That’s the entire heart of the matter.
Until there is a 100% of cessation of all Palestinian violence, no dialogue is possible. Any reduction in violence does not mean Palestinians are behaving better. It just means Israeli security has improved.
Palestinians are still trying to kill Israelis on a daily basis. The fact that most of the rockets are ineffective does not mean ineffective murderers merit better treatment than successful ones.
“I believe that you do have a true partner in President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad.”
I believe flying unicorns exist. That does not make it so.
“So many Palestinians – including young people – have rejected violence as a means of achieving their aspirations.”
These unicorns influence Obama foreign policy.
Palestinians were setting off rockets while Obama was visiting. They are as obtuse as he is.
Mr. Obama may bathe in the aroma of his own lofty rhetoric, but Arab Muslim genocidal lunatics remain unimpressed.
The bad news is that Obama’s solutions would lead to the destruction of Israel, followed by Arab nations debating whether to target America next or kill each other like they do now.
The good news is that outside of American liberals, the rest of the world knows Obama does not matter. His speech was irrelevant, and has already been forgotten.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
Eric is 100% alcohol, tobacco, drug, and liberalism free. Follow Eric on Twitter @TYGRRRREXPRESS.
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