If I hated you, and said that I planned to wipe you and your entire family out, would you call the police? Would the police set up a meeting with me to find out what – if anything – I did like about you, or anything in general? Would that make it better?
It may for President Obama.
Let’s start with the health care reform bill (don’t worry, we’ll move on quickly). It is the hot topic right now, which has been the breeding ground for a hate topic too: The wipeout.
Some Republicans are inciting violence against Democrats who supported the bill – they want the Democrats wiped out.
Just the other day Sarah Palin tweeted, “Don’t retreat, instead reload,” and directed people to her Facebook page. On a map, she identified 20 Democrats – and targetted them with crosshairs. These politicians have had their offices and homes vandalized, and have received death threats.
Whoopi Goldberg spoke out against this on The View today. [Disclaimer: It was on at the gym. I didn’t turn there. It was in front of me.] Anyway, Whoopi spoke out against the Republicans who are provoking Americans to “wipe out” the Democrats who voted in favour of health care reform.
She says, “When you say ‘wipe ‘em out’ and when you sort of gently suggest that people do stuff… We’ve seen this stuff before… We’ve seen planes go into buildings… This is dangerous….”
Who else has used wipeout language?
Here’s a hint: President Obama recently acknowledged his country’s rights to “peaceful” nuclear energy.
Here’s another hint: This man is famously quoted as saying that Israel “should be wiped off the face of the map.”
Still need a hint?
Yes, the president of Iran. The man who insists to destroy the Jewish state, and who lashes out at Muslim countries and leaders that acknowledge Israel. Ahmadinejad is quoted as saying, "Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury."
Iran, a country whose supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, called Israel a cancerous tumour earlier this month.
Iran sponsors terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas.
Obama finds the violence and threats over health care reform unacceptable. He sees what Republicans are against, and he condemns it. He doesn’t ask what they are for.
Obama knows what Iran and Ahmadinejad are against. They’ve been clear. They want to wipe out Israel.
Obama acknowledges that he knows this. In a speech he gave March 20th he speaks directly to the Iranian president.
“We know what you are against. Now tell us what you are for.”
So the President of the United States already knows what Iran is against - Israel. But that is not the deciding factor in whether or not he supports Iran’s nuclear efforts? He needs to know what Iran is for?
So if Iran is for apple pie and baseball, will that win Obama’s support? If Iran is for health care reform, will that win it? If Iran is for Bert instead of Ernie, will that win it?
Mr. President, it is quite simple. Iran is against Israel, and for its destruction.
In this same recent speech, Obama acknowledges Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy. A country with nothing but a bludgeoned and bloody history. In its eight-year war with Iraq, its behaviour was irrational, wasting over a million lives without any consciousness.
Iran is moving forward in developing nuclear weapons capability. This is agreed upon by both American and Israeli Intelligence. And Ahmandinejad is a man to whom Barack Obama has acknowledged the right to peaceful nuclear power?
Forget all the rumblings about enriched uranium… What about Iran’s peaceful ballistic missiles?
American intelligence knows for fact that Iran has expanded its scale, reach and sophistication of ballistic missiles. Who’s speaking up about this? Who thinks it’s scary that Israel is always under the threat of being wiped out? Who cares that it is always the target of crosshairs?
There is no tolerance for wipeout talk in America. American politicians and citizens speak out against it.
Why doesn’t anybody speak out for Israel?
(What about you, Whoopi?)
How long can Israel keep doing it?
How long can I keep doing it?
We’re just too wiped out.