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Friday, March 22, 2013
Obama Uses His Egyptian Disaster to Argue That Israel Should Trust the Terrorists
I ask you, instead, to think about what can be done to build trust between people.
Four years ago I stood in Cairo in front of an audience of young
people. Politically, religiously, they must seem a world away. But the
things they want — they’re not so different from what the young people
here want. They want the ability to make their own decisions and to get
an education and to get a good job, to worship God in their own way, to
get married, to raise a family. The same is true of those young
Palestinians that I met with this morning. The same is true for young
Palestinians who yearn for a better life in Gaza.
Again, this is from Obama’s big Jerusalem speech and it proves that
he either has no clue what happened in Egypt or is just determined to
tell insane lies hoping that college students don’t watch the news.
The outcome of democratic elections in Egypt showed that what they
wanted was theocracy, the repression of Christians and women, and a
state of sectarian conflict.
They didn’t want to worship God in their own way. They wanted to compel everyone to worship Allah their way.
They didn’t want the ability to make their own decisions, they wanted a theocracy that would make those decisions for them.
Obama’s analogy is dangerously apt. Gaza is run by Hamas, which is
the local arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas won the last elections in
the Palestinian Authority. If actual elections were held now, Hamas
would win them again.
That is why Obama calls on Israelis to trust them, but doesn’t call
on his good buddy President Abbas to hold elections that would prove
conclusively whether that trust is merited.
Everyone wants a better life. That’s not the question here. The Nazis
wanted a better life. The Communists wanted a better life. But they
only wanted a better life for themselves.
Obama demands empathy from Israelis but makes no such parallel
request of the other side. Most Israelis have wanted the fighting to end
for decades. The problem is on the other side. And that is what Obama
fails to address.
Wanting a better life is not the same as wanting peace. Wanting a
better life for yourself is not the same as a willingness to let someone
else have a better life too.
Rather than address the hatred and bigotry on the terrorist side,
Obama takes refuge in meaningless words and demands that Israelis show
an empathy that has not been and will not be reciprocated. And he uses
the meltdown in Egypt to bolster his case where Islamists and their
opponents have been fighting it out in the streets.
Obama refuses to learn from history and he insists that Israelis should likewise refuse to learn from history.