According to Nielsen TV Rating numbers, I'm in a small minority of people in the US, that DID NOT watch the finale of, American Idol last night.
I watched C-Span instead.
C-SPan aired Prime Minister Ehud Olmert address to the joint session of Congress last night, in its entirety.
Let me be the first to tell you, he is NOT the greatest orator Israel has ever had. No one will mistake him with Benjamin Netanyahu.
BUT, he did make some great points.....and here was one of the quotes.
"If we don't take Iran's bellicose rhetoric seriously now, we will be forced to take its nuclear aggressions seriously later..."
Could anything be MORE TRUE?
I'm VERY scared about this next Presidential election. (In 2008.)
I feel as thought Iran will be a MAJOR part of the foreign policy "talking points.." Hopefully, President Bush will deal with this PROBLEM BEFORE 2008.
He went on to add -- "The international community will be judged by its ability to convince nations and peoples to turn their backs on hatred and zealotry."
The international community DID NOT aid the Jewish people, and help during the rise of Nazi Germany, and turned its back on the ENTIRE JEWISH population of Europe....
This will NOT BE allowed TO HAPPEN AGAIN. Placing the responsibility for the defense of Jews, and Israel in the hands of the international community.
France and Germany will NOT lift and finger to help Israel.
I don't expect them to.
But, the time clock is ticking for the following countries, to work their diplomatic language, and "carrot sticks" with Iran -- before Israel is forced to DEFEND it's ability to exist.
France, Germany, China, Russia....
Hopefully those 4 are using this time wisely.
The Prime Minister of Israel was very clear in his speech. WE DO NOT desire war, but rather we are relying on the "international community" (UN) - to deal with the Iranian enrichment of urnanium, and ultimate ability to acquire nuclear weapons.
The Prime Minister of Israel gave a GREAT SPEECH -- and these words ring in my ears..
He said, "For us, this is an existential threat. A threat to which we cannot consent. But it is not Israel's threat alone. It is a threat to all those committed to stability in the Middle East and the well-being of the world at large.
"A nuclear Iran means a terrorist state could achieve the primary mission for which terrorists live and die: the mass destruction of innocent human life. This challenge, which I believe is the test of our time, is one the West cannot afford to fail."
I agree that this is the TEST of our time.
The answer to me is clear.
Is it clear to you?