I did not schedule a 6 am wake up call to hear Dick Cheney at AIPAC this morning. I heard him at the NRI symposium and it was strictly boilerplate, right out of the textbook of formula speeches. And I understand from other attendees, this morning's speech was no different. I missed nothing [UPDATE: Wrong. I missed plenty. Go here.]. Notable was half the crowd did not stand up when Cheney said Bush was the best friend Israel ever had (the jewicidals no doubt.)
I did arrive in time to hear Tzipi Livni speak and my eyes are still rolling around in my head. Regular Atlas readers know I attend AIPAC every year - I think it's critical to fighting the cultural, societal, international, assault etc. on the Jews. And I usually love it. But the trend, the thinking here, is so counter to the facts on the ground - it is delusional. It reminds me of Jessisca Walter's role in "Play Misty for Me." No matter how many time Clint Eastwood told her he was not want into her, she kept right on believing theirs was a great love despite he repulsion. She kept right on pursuing him, violently, until he had to kill her.
Listening to Tzipi Lipni this morning was deeply depressing. It's is almost as if she is talking about a whole other situation. Her talk of peace and two states and moderates and kumbaya flies in the face of the vow of Islamic Jihad to destroy Israel and certainly is juxta to the election of the Savages (Hamas ) to the Pali government. Someone wake me up from this fookin nightmare.
Lipni: Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a zero sum game. This vision is Not pro- Israeli or pro-Palestinian, it is pro PEACE!
Peace - There is that dirty word again. The one they use to club the Jews about the head. The peace conspirators. You can't have peace if you are the only one that wants it. Helllloooooooooo. You can't have peace if your avowed enemy was to destroy you. What part of this fundamental truth is hard to understand?
And that word "vision." That word. Their vision completely lacks vision. That vision is blind. They have eyes but will not see.
Lipni: And Israel has made a choice [two states] Across Israeli society we have embraced this vision ..........
I don't believe that for one second. I believe the people of Israel rue the day they gave their land and provided their enemies a gateway to attack at the very heart of Israel. Oslo was and is an abysmal failure. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The Palis did not respect any of the terms of the Oslo accords. Why would they now? Their violence and barbarism have been so richly rewarded.
and accepted the sacrifices that comes with it. The disengagement plan proved this.With great pain we uprooted families from their home in order to create an opportunity for peace. Sadly, we received terror in return. And yet we have not stopped hoping that the Palestinians will make their choice for peace.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein
Unfortunately, in the last elections they chose Hamas.........
I believe in the dialogue but there are some things that are not up for negotiation. Because e can not and we will not negotiate our right to exist.
Yes, you read that correctly. Depressing I tell you. (oh yeah and crowd loved this line)
Here, the delusion goes full throttle.
We must understand that the chance for peace on a clear distinction between the moderates and the extremists.A moderate is a title that has to be earned. A moderate is someone who is ready to confront terror. Someone who believes in the two state solution and accepts its true meaning.
Einstein! I guess the devil is in the details.
All of us are eager to seek peace in the Middle East.
Ya think? Based on what?
Nobody wants it more than Israel. Because this is about our lives and the future of our children Lasting peace is possible if it is built on solid foundation and shared values.
Yeah right - a culture of life vs. culture of death. The future of our children? What future does the shadeen have?
UPDATE: Obama, Democratic (the party of the Jews) said here; hat tip 1TRK
"Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people," Obama said while on the final leg of his weekend trip to eastern Iowa.
Allah Akbar baby.