The message in the missiles

Earlier this week Israel seized a ship carrying high-trajectory missiles bound for Gaza from Iran. The Obama administration wants it known that the United States collaborated with Israel in tracking the ship. Yet I can’t find any comment by an administration official on the message in the missiles. For that, we must turn to Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking yesterday in Los Angeles at the Museum of Tolerance:

We shall expose what Iran is really doing, building the weapons of mass death and dispatching the weapons of immediate death right now to the worst terrorist groups in the world…that’s the truth we are facing with Iran.

If there is something I can say here at the Museum of Tolerance, is that we cannot be tolerant to the intolerant.

These people are out to destroy a section of humanity called the Jewish people. We will not let them, we will expose, and we shall fight them, and we shall beat them.

The Obama administration is more inclined to join them than beat them. It certainly won’t take the opportunity to get a clue and call a time out from its madcap pursuit of the merry mullahs.

The extremely moderate Aaron David Miller brings a personal element to his commentary on Israel’s seizure of the vessel carrying the missiles. He concludes with criticism that would be more appropriately directed to Obama than the mullahs:

A few more stunts like this from Iran and Congress will, without a doubt, seek to impose additional sanctions on Iran. For the Obama administration to think otherwise or for Iran to feel as though it can continue to negotiate with the United States while supplying the enemies of its allies is a fantasy in a region where such illusions are already too common. Let’s just hope such delusions don’t take hold in Washington, too.

Miller appears not to have noticed that the delusions have long since become the operative principles of the Obama administration and that the fellow Obama is pleased to call the Supreme Leader seems to have a finer sense of reality than el presidente. The humor in his conclusion is unintended, but Miller is still worth reading, as is Elliott Abrams (without the unintended humor) in “Iran and ‘Karine B.”


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