You know, I get the fact that a lot of stupid things are said in the heat of a political campaign. Some, however, are dumber than others. Among the dumbest I can recall are some comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert regarding the recent UN Security Council vote on a ceasefire in Gaza. To wit:
"I said: 'Get me President Bush on the phone,"' Olmert said Monday in a speech in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. "They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I didn't care: 'I need to talk to him now.' He got off the podium and spoke to me."
Olmert said he told Bush that the United States should not vote in favour, and the U.S. president then called Rice and told her not to do so.
Given the number of anti-Semitic loons who go around screaming at the top of their lungs that the Jews run America... ZOG and all that rot... The Prime Minister of Israel would be well advised not to make it sound like the President of the United States is his errand boy.
I mean, I'm as big a supporter of Israel as you are likely to find, but even I feel like telling him to go pound sand when I read BS like that.