I know what it's like to live surrounded by the enemy. As a Redskins fan, it's one thing to root for them from the safety of the Old Dominion. It's another thing entirely to hail them from the Lone Star State. This here is Cowboy country.
Last Friday, I was once again sitting in the home seats but pulling for the away team. Our own president showed both his cards and his ignorance when he condescendingly told Benjamin Netanyahu that, to help advance the Palestinian peace process, Israel should go back to pre-1967 borders.
Does President Obama even know what happened in 1967?
Does he know that every Arab state surrounding that speck of dust called Israel was so threatened by her--cough--geographical domination, that they were gathering for war?
That Egypt was building up military might on the Egyptian/Israeli border?
That then Egyptian President Abdul Nasser said, and I quote, "Our basic objective will be the destruction of Israel. The Arab people want to fight"?
(Like a wild donkey, I can only assume.)
Does President Obama know that Israel is the only democratic government in the region?
Does President Obama know that the Arab countries, with their official state religion of Islam, promote gender oppression, sexual mutilation, and burquas?
Or does he, perhaps, think of misogyny and Shariah law as hip? sexy? 21st century?
So Bebe schooled Barack.
Which is good.
'Cause Columbia didn't, apparently.
Mr. Netanyahu said:
"Remember that, before 1967, Israel was all of nine miles wide. It was half the width of the Washington Beltway, and these were not the boundaries of peace; they were the boundaries of repeated wars, because the attack on Israel was so attractive...So we can't go back to those lines, and we're going to have to have a long-term military presence along the Jordan."
Mr. Netanyahu is absolutely correct. In 1967, when tiny Israel saw that they were about to be wiped off the map by a bunch of racist, maniacal, anti-Semites, Israel struck decisively, brilliantly, efficiently--and settled the entire matter in six days.
It was a wonder to behold.
Actually, it was a miracle.
And it was not unlike the miracle of our own American Revolution. A threatened people stood up to the bully and said, "Enough." But perhaps Mr. Obama thinks we should cede back the thirteen original colonies, too...
The peace talks be damned.
There is no peace without the King of Kings.
And there is no negotiating with barbarians and cavemen.
Peace at all costs is never commanded by God and always commanded by people who read the Bible badly.
The most either side can do in this mess is to live at peace with all men as far as it is possible.
I wonder, if when Netanyahu is done with his stint in Israel, he might consider running for U.S. President. Shoot, if a Kenyan can be president, why not an Israeli?