The Lobby on Petraeus...
Predictably it took less time for me to say Zionism! than for the Lobby to pick up on Gen David Petraeus' softly worded but self-evident assertions regarding the fomenting of anti-American sentiment in the ME as a result of the US's blatant favouritism of Israel.
The ADL's rebuke:
The assumptions Gen. Petraeus presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee wrongly attribute “insufficient progress” in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and “a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel” as significantly impeding the U.S. military mission in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and in dealing with the Iranian influences in the region. It is that much more of a concern to hear this coming from such a great American patriot and hero.
The General’s assertions lead to the illusory conclusion that if only there was a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the U.S. could successfully complete its mission in the region.
Of course he didn't really say anything of the sort, the man's instincts for self-preservation being no doubt as strong as the next soldier's.
But things can be expected to get a lot hairier with 'AIPAC week' coming up and Obama apparently choosing not to attend, visiting instead one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. Obama, having attended Madrassas in his youth when undoubtedly he was exposed to veiled 'nuke Israel!' Quranic verses until his ears were burning, choosing not to attend a meeting between Zionism's Finest and their Protectors from God's Own Country! This man's not only rumoured to be willing 'to throw Israel under the bus', his Quranic mindset has also access to the US's Nuclear Launch Codes and may well present a far greater clear and present danger to Israel than Ah-Mad's Iran!
And Mad Mel concurred with me... before I'd written it...
'Who do you think you are kiddin', Mr ObaHitler?'