Requesting one ‘Rob Wittman translator’ please.

These are Representative Rob Wittman’s comments — as quoted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch — regarding Israel’s response to Hamas’s rocket attacks:

Rep. Robert J. Wittman, R-1st, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said the attacks give Obama a new opportunity to talk directly with Israel.

“We need to be in a position to have candid conversations about strategic actions in the Middle East,” said Wittman, who recently returned from an eight-day trip to Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain and Afghanistan.

Wittman called for the world community to “bring more political and diplomatic solutions” to the region.

Seriously, someone tell me what the heck he just said.

At least Eric Cantor (who’s a Jew, as the RT-D so diligently pointed out) had the guts to say that Israel had the right to defend itself; Wittman couldn’t even be bothered to say that.

What “strategic actions in the Middle East” does Wittman want to have “candid conversations” about?

Withdrawing from Iraq or Afghanistan?

Screwing over Israel?

Or is just empty platitudes that sound like something a ninth grader would write for an English paper?

And if Wittman is relying on the world community to “‘bring more political and diplomatic solutions’ to the region”, then Israel is really screwed. When you have the majority of the coward Europeans condemning Israel for defending its citizens, there’s something seriously wrong in this world.

Amazing, both the Palestinian Authority (via Mahmoud Abbas) and the Egyptian government condemned Hamas. But that has more to do with realpolitik, than with any support for the state of Israel: the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt — which Hamas is an offshoot of — is constantly fighting with the Egyptian government and Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party is the rival of Hamas for the control of the Palestinian territories.

3 Comments

  1. Chipper Jones says:

    Wittman talks from experience gained from visiting the region himself and talking to soldiers over there. What foreign affair experience do you have, except from what comes from reading a computer all day? Want to be of real service to this country, how about you pick up a rifle and join the men and women over there, since you strongly believe in the cause. If you can’t do that, then you’re a chicken-s**t coward.

  2. Do the troops support pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan, Chipper? Do they support abandoning Israel? Do tell.

    And what exactly is Wittman even saying?

    And Chipper, do me a favor and find a branch of the United States military that will accept a type 1 diabetic while you’re not doing anything. K, thanks, bye.

  3. Chipper Jones says:

    I don’t know what you read, but that is not what Rob Wittman said in his statement. And as always, diplomacy should never be foregone, even in the event of military action. That being said, soldiers who are serving and have served in Iraq will be the first to tell you that we should not stay here any longer than we have to, and look forward to the day when Iraq or Afghanistan is no longer a deployment destination. How do I know this, you ask? I am one of those soldiers over here now, who is doing nothing as you kindly put it, d***-head.

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