Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Once Again Obama Shows He's Completely Out Of His Depth.

The two-state solution is a non-issue, Israeli governments having for years agreed to the formulation. The question is what kind of two-state solution which has hardly been confronted and never agreed upon, not even at the breezy hand-shake on the White House lawn on September 13, 1993. (I hasten to remind my readers that I didn't attend because I thought it was a fraudulent event, and I wrote that in an editorial shortly after. Was I not right?) The matters to be negotiated now are the modalities of a two-state agreement. The Palestinians have always known what they want: every inch of territory lost in the 1967 war. Then, they'll see what they will fight over that was lost in 1948-1949.

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Democrats Finally Learn it's not Fair to Casually Call People Racist.

The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has already achieved a boon for our political culture: It has helped leading liberals and Democrats to discover that being tarred as a racist on flimsy grounds is unfair and deeply unpleasant. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., for example, when asked on "Face the Nation" to respond to Rush Limbaugh's and Newt Gingrich's comments about Sotomayor, said, "That's an absolutely terrible thing to throw around. Based on that statement -- that one word 'better than' (sic) -- to call someone a racist is just terrible and I would hope that Republicans would not do this."

Sen. Feinstein is right as far she went. She avoided one undeniable fact though. If a white male nominee had been discovered to have said something similar -- that he was better situated to judge due to his background and life experiences than a Latina woman -- he would be cashiered so fast as to induce whiplash.

More here.