You can call it too little too late, but last night President Obama finally — and in no uncertain terms — condemned Israel’s 2008-2009 assault on the Gaza Strip, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians:
“Innocent people were targeted for killing. Hospitals and ambulances were attacked. Journalists were arrested, sexually assaulted, and killed. Supplies of food and fuel were choked off. Water for hundreds of thousands of people … was shut off. Cities and towns were shelled, mosques were destroyed, and apartment buildings reduced to rubble. Military jets and helicopter gunships were unleashed upon people who had no means to defend themselves against assaults from the air.”
Haha, jk! Obama was talking about
Afghanistan Iraq Libya. Worth pointing out, though: whether it’s in Gaza or Misrata, assaults on civilians are being carried out with American weapons. So, you know, hurray freedom!
The funniest, laugh-out-loud line of the speech:
“Mindful of the risks and costs of military action, we are naturally reluctant to use force to solve the world’s many challenges.”
My take: Dude’s funnier than Bush. More full of himself, too.