Arthur Silber observes that in addition to using "more utterly empty, meaningless, vacuous phrases per speech than any politician in recent memory," Barack Obama is also a dirty little fag-baiter. Quel suprise, non ?
But, as Arthur also notes, the real problem with Obama is that he, like every other national Democrat of consequence, intends to do his damnedest to destroy the world, or at least a healthy portion of it. The linked speech is the one he gave to AIPAC, and it opens with a sentimental account of the IDF choppering him up to Kiryat Shmona, where children play in the streets jus' like 'Merica. "Then, I saw a house that had been hit with one of Hezbollah's Katyusha rockets." The Donkle loves to complain that Gee-dub and crew speak to their fetus fetishist supporters in code and symbol. Well, here it is from the grinning avatar of modern Donkleism himself: Kiryat Shmona, "The City of Eight," is named for the eight Jews who died in 1920 in a conflict between Jewish settlers at Tal Hai and Arabs. One of them, Joseph Trumpeldor, is now a great national symbol. His apocryphal last words were: "Ein davar, tov lamut be'ad artzeinu." You may be more familiar with it in the language from which it was cribbed and converted to legend: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.
Obama gives the real red meat when he yaks about Iran giving weapons to Hezbollah. Oh, it is all there. "Security through defense." Confronting Iran. Then:
My plan also allows for a limited number of U.S. troops to remain and prevent Iraq from becoming a haven for international terrorism and reduce the risk of all-out chaos. In addition, we will redeploy our troops to other locations in the region, reassuring our allies that we will stay engaged in the Middle East."Oh, he's just telling the crazy Jews what they want to hear," is the un-self-censored version of the prevalent defense of this speech from the libblogosphere. As we've said in the East End of Pittsburgh since time immemoroial: Yeah, keep tellin' yourself that.