Have no fear, Israel. Here he comes, to save the day!
Mr. Netanyahu, your democratically elected prime minister may not–unlike, say, Mohamed Morsi or Fidel Castro–know where his country’s best interests lie. And, by extension, you who democratically elected him and are about to reelect him may not know either. But there is one who does.
Who has whiled away many a pleasant hour on the luxury golf courses of Hawaii and the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard considering, pondering, knuckling his brow over the best interests of your cute little Middle Eastern democracy. Now, Mr. Obama may never have fought in a war (let alone 3 or 4 or 5); never lived surrounded by vicious enemies dedicated to his extinction; never had to spend months in a bomb shelter; never had to put a gas mask on his 4-year-old; never had to reassure his children that their bus would not be blown up on the way to school. But, hey, Chicago isn’t exactly Switzerland. And he braved the oh-so-fearsome Israel Lobby–twice–in his quest for the presidency.
So go ahead and shoot yourselves in the foot by voting for Mr. Netanyahu again next week. Because now that his own reelection has given him “flexibility,” Mr. Obama is going to do his utmost–with an able assist from Senator Chuck Schumer–to save you from yourselves.