Rush Limbaugh suggests Israel should just change its name to Iran. It’s the key to be treated well by the U.S.: No pressure, no impolite diplomatic language, no pushing it to give up land.
Really? Do we have to explain to the right the difference between received vast US foreign aid and being on the butt end of harsh US sanctions? The difference between protecting a country at the UN from its critics and leading the charge at the UN for harsher measures? Really? The optimistic take on the right has always been that these clowns are lying, but after the Bush years I think the default assumption has to go in the other direction. Dishonestly may be involved, of course, but you’re fundamentally looking at a batch of people who don’t know what they’re talking about or how to do anything.