Monday, March 15, 2010

Not Bright

We're no fans of the Administration.  You know that.

And, while we have a bit of a soft spot for Plugs, that pretty much goes for the Vice President too.

That being said, what the Israeli government did to Biden, the Administration and (unfortunately by extension) the United States was, to borrow, worse than a crime, it was a mistake.  A big one.

I have a feeling that the announcement on settlements was not a direct representation of the intent of the Netanyahu government.  Not that they are shy about building settlements, but they are not likely to stick it in our eye in such a crude way.  Rather, I suspect that the timing of the announcement was part of some sort of behind-the-scenes internecine battle.  Cabinet government is like that.  Particularly coalition cabinet government.  That's too subtle for most of the popular press to pick up on, however.

Still, it was foolish to humiliate Joe Biden, the Administration and (yes) the United States like that.  It requires a response.  As I said, I'm not a fan of the administration.  I'm certainly not a fan of how it is handling foreign policy in general or the Middle East in particular.  That being said, the Administration has to respond to that in some fashion in order to show we are not a paper tiger. 

I reluctantly support such a response. 

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