Hillary, can we talk? Just a nice little chat between us women. Honestly, I can't figure you out. Are you just simply against the Jews? Or are you trying to trump your husband? Since he didn't achieve peace in the Middle East are you trying to obtain the legacy instead? Psst, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. You are doomed to fail, just as your husband failed.
For a lady who has been lauded for her intelligence, when it comes to the Middle East, your actions have reeked of stupidity. Anyone who thinks you can negotiate with Islamic terrorists has lost touch with intelligence and reality. How many more years of failed negotiations and lost lives is it going to take before you realize this? And how long are you going to blame Israel for the failure of incompetent policies you represent.
Lately, it seems that one of your favorite pastimes is to berate and blame Israel for unraveling the "peace process." Did your boss, Obama, hold a gun to your head, or was it your brilliant idea to call Netanyahu and chew his ass out for 45 minutes? When was the last time Abbas was on the receiving end of one of your belligerent phone calls ? Oh that's right. My bad. You tend to kiss Muslim ass, instead of chewing it out.
What, pray tell, did Netanyahu do to incur the wrath of Hillary? He agreed to the building of 1600 homes for Jewish men, women, and children. Abbas + builders = bombs. Netanyahu + builders = homes. What part of that last equation insults you, Hillary? What caused your micro-hissy fit for the press,"The announcement of the settlements on the very day that the vice president was there was insulting," you said. Your assistant elaborated further on your insulted feelings (as violins played in the background), "The secretary said she could not understand how this happened, particularly in light of the United States' strong commitment to Israel's security and she made clear that the Israeli government needed to demonstrate not just through words but through specific actions that they are committed to this relationship and to the peace process." . . . . . . . Sorry for the pause, I had to run get tissue to wipe my tears away. You're right, Hillary, you must have reeled from the insult! How on earth could Israel want to build homes for its people in its own capitol?
Seriously, how dare you tell Israel that they need to demonstrate through ACTIONS their commitment to peace. How many rocket attacks from terrorists does one little country have to absorb? How many captured terrorists does Israel have to release in exchange for one captured Israeli soldier? How many more "Gush Katif's" does Israel have to give away? How many more of their own homes does Israel have to bulldoze? How many square miles does Israel have to reduce itself to? If Israel tied its own noose, would that finally be enough action for you?
Yet, after your unbelievable berating of Netanyahu for not being a good enough peace partner, you had the audacity to stand before thousands of Jews at the AIPAC conference and say, "Guaranteeing Israel's security is more than a policy position for me. It is a personal commitment that will never waiver." . . . . . . . I'm sorry, this time I needed a long pause to laugh.
Speaking of AIPAC, you also brought up the subject of Iran at the conference, "The United States is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons . . . Our aim is not incremental sanctions, but sanctions that will bite . . . We will not compromise our commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring these weapons." Really, Hillary? Do you remember what you did regarding Iran just a few weeks ago or was DEBKA's report wrong?
According to DEBKA, "Washington eased the threat of harsh sanctions hanging over Iran's head regarding its nuclear program at the very moment that it was beginning to take effect and Tehran was showing signs of stress. Tuesday March 2, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters [regarding sanctions against Iran], 'We are moving expeditiously and thoroughly in the Security Council, I can't give you an exact date, but I would assume some time in the next several months.'" And this after you had just assured a Senate panel that stiff sanctions would be clamped down on Iran "in the next 30 to 60 days." To top things off, the abrupt reversal of your policy took place just after Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak left Washington. Barak was given assurances that a new round of tough sanctions would be in place by the end of March. How did the timeline for doing something about nukes in Iran go from "30-60" days to "maybe doing something within several months?" Wow, that is "bite!"
Alas, our little chat must come to an end. I am out of questions for the time being. But I'm sure your folly will soon cause me to ask more. So for now, I will end by saying that I feel sorry for you. You were put in a position and given a chance to be a true ally of Israel. Used well, your position could have landed you in the hall-of-fame with other women throughout history who stood strong against Israel's enemies: Jael, Esther, Golda, Corrie ten Boom, Miep Gies. Instead, I'm afraid your alliance with Israel's enemies will liken you to Jezebel.
Camie Davis © 2010