Bibi's Choice

Bibi's choice is coming ever closer.

In the Nazi concentration camp Sophie had a choice that was no choice at all: to kill one child or another. Israel was created to make sure there would a genuine choice in the future, a realistic opportunity to choose life and not death for the children of the survivors of the Holocaust. But such choices are never easy. They are never free of risk. They only exist for morally responsible people who do not escape into denial.

Bibi Netanyahu is a morally serious person, unlike most politicians in the world -- including our own. He has had to face Sophie's choice in his own life. Netanyahu's older brother Yonatan was killed while leading the 1976 Entebbe rescue raid by Israeli special forces, after more than 100 civilians were kidnapped by German and Palestinian terrorists and held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Yonatan Netanyahu was the only rescuer killed, because the officers' ethic in the Israeli Army demands that field office lead from the front.

So Bibi Netanyahu is the child who survived, while his brother Yonatan had to die to save his fellow Jews. If that doesn't make someone morally serious, nothing will.

Today Americans are confronted with a choice as well. Historians a century from now may tear out their hair trying to figure out why our voters elected an American Idol contestant as president of the United States at a time of greater danger than we have faced since Stalin exploded his first nuclear device in 1949.

Barack Obama is not a morally serious person. He's an ego-tripping, self-indulgent, Chicago politician who's been able to have it both ways on all the tough choices -- both to shut down Guantanamo prison and at the same time to keep it open; to campaign for abortion on demand and yet get credit for being nice to anti-abortion Catholics at Notre Dame; to play footsie with political corruption in Illinois and Washington, D.C., and yet look pure as the driven snow. He's the darling of the media, and so far they have covered for him. He's never had to make the hard moral choices like Sophie or Bibi have. Just like Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Obama's biggest talent is dodging responsibility for his own egregious mistakes of commission and omission. Consider the bank bailouts, the take-over of the car companies, the failed effort to prosecute Bush administration lawyers, and the eleven trillion dollars of new debt.

With the media playing cover-up for the Obama administration, he can get away with every kind of dodge and blooper. Almost. Until the American people have to start paying attention.

The North Koreans explode a Hiroshima-sized bomb on May 25.

Earlier this month, a new and longer-range Iranian missile was launched.

Also this month, Rahm Emanuel issued a warning to Prime Minister Netanyahu not to take action against Iran's nuclear industry.

Today, more than half of Israeli voters want a strike to take out Iran's nuclear capacity.

Last week, Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, calls an Iranian nuclear bomb "calamitous."

A lot of Americans are still snoozing. Our liberal media have gone all-out to lull them to sleep since 9/11. That is how Obama was elected. A nation that knows it is at war would have elected John McCain, in spite of his gray hairs.

Can you hear the clock ticking? If not, you are not paying attention.