Methinks John McCain is still upset at Barack Obama for beating him in some sort of popularity contest two years ago, and then telling him to act like an adult during the health care debate. McCain — who maverickly claims not to be a maverick — hates Barry so much he’s gonna go ahead and assume Obama was on the Humanitarian Flotilla of Death and ask, “Why don’t you love AmerIsrael, Mr. President?”
Here’s McCain on America’s Channel offering a nuanced discussion of the complexities of the Arab/Israeli conflict and the vicious blockade of Gaza [via ThinkProgress]:
MCCAIN: So what I think is, they wanted to provoke an international incident.
HANNITY: Well, they did.
MCCAIN: And possibly a crisis to bring more pressure to bear against Israel. But this is another step in a chain of unfortunate events beginning with President Obama’s insistence that there be a freeze, as a precondition for peace talks, a freeze on settlements in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not a settlement.
Why won’t Barack Obama win WWII again? It’s a reasonable question.
McCain is referring in the above quote, of course, to the Obama administration’s suggestion that Israel stop building settlements in East Jerusalem. It’s worth noting that East Jerusalem doesn’t belong to Jewish Israelis, though the right-wing in both countries often insists it does. Yelling about it doesn’t make it true.
In McCain’s twisted mind, calling for a moratorium on “development” on Palestinian land caused Israel to board several boats in international waters, creating an international outcry that has isolated AmerIsrael from the rest of the world. In the assault on the War Flotilla, the main victims are Republicans.