Att'y Steven M. GoldbergThe writer is a member of the Executive Board of the World Likud, member of Ariel University's International Board of Governors and Vice President of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Los Angeles. He practices law in Los Angeles.
It is the Obama Administration that owes an apology to the American people...
"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." (Harry S. Truman)
The politically correct set in the United States State Department became enraged and almost hysterical when Defense Minister Moshe "Bougie" Ya'alon decided to "give them hell".
That is, Ya'alon told the truth, and they "thought it was hell".
Specifically, Ya'alon correctly pointed out that, as a result of American passivity, Russia has taken military action against the Ukraine, China has become more aggressive in southeast Asia, and Iran is continuing to march towards obtaining nuclear weapons capability.
Minister Ya'alon accurately noted that the perception of the international community is that the United States is afflicted with "feebleness," which is jeopardizing the current world order and undermining the security of the democratic nations, including the United States.
Suffering from grievously wounded feelings, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reacted immediately. He and others In the Obama Administration telephoned Prime Minister Netanyahu and demanded that Minister Ya'alon be forced to apologize for saying out loud what everyone is thinking.
"How big and strong you are! We are so grateful to you for demanding we appease our enemies! You clearly know better than we what is in our best interests!"
The United States public needs to hear that its government has lost the respect of foes and friends alike throughout the world.
The Israeli people need to understand that they stand alone against the threats from Iran, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Arabs. They must not be deluded into thinking that the United States will be of any assistance.