Remember that time he testified before the Senate about Iraq and totally pwn3d Norm Coleman? Tee hee!

Nice guy, though. To read him, you’d think he was a belligerent lunatic. It’s not until you watch him that you sense the warmth.

If you can’t spare nine minutes, skip ahead to 3:45 and then 7:30. Click the image to watch.

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For some odd reason, Ehud Olmert’s starting to get a little testy when it comes to moral lectures from Europeans:

“Where do they get the right to preach to Israel?” Olmert said when asked about criticism from European capitals of Israeli military operations that have led to a heavy civilian toll.

“European countries attacked Kosovo and killed ten thousand civilians. Ten thousand! And none of these countries had to suffer before that from a single rocket.

“I’m not saying it was wrong to intervene in Kosovo. But please: Don’t preach to us about the treatment of civilians.”

Speaking of which, Mark Steyn asks how it came to be that Jews are Europeans when they’re in the Middle East and Middle Easterners when they’re in Europe:

[B]y ensuring that the “Palestinian question” is never resolved one is also ensuring that Israel’s sovereignty is also never really settled: it, too, is conditional – and, to judge from recent columns in The Washington Post and The Times of London, it’s increasingly seen that way in influential circles – the Jew is tolerated as a current leaseholder but, as in Anthony Hope’s Ruritania, he can never truly own the land. Once again the Jews are rootless transients, though, in one of history’s blacker jests, they’re now bemoaned in the salons of London and Paris as an outrageous imposition of an alien European population on the Middle East.

Which would have given Aaron Lazarus a laugh. The Jews spent millennia on the Continent without ever being accepted as European. But no sooner are the Continent’s Jewry all but extinct than suddenly every Jew left on the planet is a European.

While British Jews ramp up security, the highest-ranking Muslim member of London’s Metropolitan Police is calling for less profiling and more attention paid to “the causal factors of anger and resentment.” As is a colleague of his, who thinks we should be focusing on the impact of “events in the Middle East,” among other things.

370,000 Muslims can’t be wrong.

Just something to think about foreign-policy-wise, infidel. Before the next round of bombs goes off.

Update: England’s not the only part of the realm with a problem. Judeoscope reports from a rally in Quebec featuring, among other things, defiled Jewish prayer shawls.

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