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It has been said of the Clintons that nothing comes out of their mouths that is not calculated to benefit themselves.

And since Hillary has lately been touting Israel’s right to defend itself, maybe Bill Clinton’s latest comments on Israel were motivated by concern over his future speaking fees in Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, etc.

I’m not sure how else to account for his recent comments:

Via Yaho News: Bill Clinton warns Israel on ‘isolating itself from world opinion’

Former US president Bill Clinton has warned Israel about “isolating itself from world opinion” due to repeated conflicts in Gaza…

“Over the long run it is not good for Israel to keep isolating itself from world opinion because of the absence of a viable peace process….”

Clinton, who pushed hard while president for a comprehensive peace deal at a Camp David summit in 2000, urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resume serious talks.

“I believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu could and should make a comprehensive peace agreement with the Palestinians….”

‘World opinion,’ Billy Jeff?

Au contraire:

It is precisely because of concern about ‘world opinion’ (and pressure from The U.S.) that Israel has, in the past, always stopped short of destroying Hamas.

But it looks like Israel is finally taking care of business.

As Michael Widlaski wrote last week in the NY Post – Living under fire: Israelis stand tall:

….Thank God, we’re better prepared than the British were when Nazi rockets struck London. We will take the fight to the enemy, even if it upsets some who think you can make peace with an implacable enemy just by talking….

The UN secretary-general calls these terror attacks merely “irresponsible”; we know that he and his UN colleagues will condemn us for defending ourselves. Sorry: We’d rather have their condemnations than their condolences.


Charles Krauthammer: Washington Post — Moral clarity in Gaza

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  1. Jerthebear says:

    Bad enough when a Clinton talks out of both side of their mouth, now they are tag teaming on issues. The “Witch of the South” says something that leans to the right, then “Hide the Pickle Bill” says something that leans to the left.

  2. Alain41 says:

    Depends on what the definition of is(olate) is.

    Non-response response. A bulsher has to bulsh. If Clinton had been judged by ‘world opinion’, he never would have been impeached.

  3. Rob_W says:

    There goes that self-righteous jackass again, this time lecturing Israel as though he has any moral authority. Fortunately, Israel does not listen to sex perverts.

  4. 1ntbtn says:

    These self-righteous people have no conscience what so ever period….

  5. midget says:

    Neville Chamberlain listened to the isolationists like Edward 8th and Charles Lindbergh and look where that got him. If Israel cared about world opinion, not only would they not have a State to protect, but they’d still be building pyramids for the Egyptians. I hope they don’t leave Gaza until all the tunnels are destroyed.

  6. Kitten says:

    Yeah! I like what Michael Widlaski wrote regarding the UN… “Sorry: We’d rather have their condemnations than their condolences”. Hasn’t the world heard enough from the liberal pervert? Shifra, you’re right. Clinton is only concerned about Israel to the extent the money stops flowing to his coffers from the Arabs. Thank God for modern technology, thank God for the Iron Dome, and thank God Israel has leaders who pledge #NeverAgain!

  7. strider says:

    Thought he retired that finger.

  8. Maynard says:

    This is strange and sad, in that Bill Clinton knows better, and I haven’t thought of him as an anti-Semite, which is what Obama is. Yes, of course Clinton is a self-absorbed opportunist, and he’ll do anything to destroy a direct threat (such as Monica Lewinsky), but he’s not a malicious and petty hatemonger like Obama. In other words, Clinton has some inclination to do the right thing, as long as he thinks he’s able to do in a way that benefits him, or at least that doesn’t cost him. So it’s disturbing to see him to work to pull the rug out from under Israel in her hour of need. Yes, the Arabs must have something on him. This seems to be part of a terrible trend in America: That our leaders take their marching orders from foreigners, and to hell with the American people.

  9. Maynard says:

    Hmmm. An interesting video: “Pallywood”, about how the Palestinians stage their propaganda videos purporting to show Israeli atrocities.

  10. Maynard says:

    More hmmm. I was recalling Larry Miller’s old article, “Whoever Blesses Them”. It begins…

    I WAS WATCHING Greta Van Facelift on Fox the other night, and she and her guests made me talk back to the TV… Her guests were (INSERT INDISTINGUISHABLE ARAB NAME), from Hamas, and their attorney, Stanley Cohen. No, that’s not a joke. Would that it were. Stanley Cohen, the attorney for Hamas.

    That article is another summation of what the civilized world is up against.

    My friend Kevin Rooney made a gorgeous point the other day: Just reverse the numbers. Imagine five hundred million Jews and five million Arabs. I was stunned at the simple brilliance of it. Can anyone picture the Jews strapping belts of razor blades and dynamite to themselves? Of course not. Or marshalling every fiber and force at their disposal for generations to drive a tiny Arab state into the sea? Nonsense. Or dancing for joy at the murder of innocents? Impossible. Or spreading and believing horrible lies about the Arabs baking their bread with the blood of children? Disgusting. No, as you know, left to themselves in a world of peace, the worst Jews would ever do to people is debate them to death.

    Is it fair of me to suggest the analogy that the Islamic need to destroy Israel makes as much sense as if all Americans and Europeans were furious at the existence of a Navajo Indian reservation in the middle of the United States?

    But I was wondering about that Greta show. It seems there really is a Jewish jackass named Stanley Cohen.

    And the guest referred to is apparently Ismail Abu Shanab, who was killed by the Israelis in 2003. The news report suggests Abu Shanab was a “moderate” member of Hamas. Why am I skeptical?

  11. Alain41 says:

    Mark Steyn’s piece on this. Good background, context, info., conclusion (that Obama’s wimpiness empowers/emboldens Putin).

  12. TX Soldier254 says:

    Any word on Bill BJ Clinton’s “Energizer”?

  13. Meaux says:

    Clinton knows he can get away with anything…

    Shifra, I enjoy your short spots… 🙂

  14. JHSII says:

    I guess Clinton changed him mind (or did it only apply to Iraq????):

    from the article: “Clinton then delighted the mostly Jewish audience by saying he would be willing to physically fight for Israel.

    “If Iraq came across the Jordan River … I would grab a rifle and get in the trench and fight and die,” he pledged.”

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