• President Obama is too busy just being out there shaking down some fat cat donors for the Democratic Party, kind of as a combination of Boss Hogg and Daddy Warbucks -- maybe doing that more than taking care of his day job, and the fact it, it seem that he doesn't have a lot of interest in doing that job. His AWOL status combined with his passive indifference to a world in crisis makes his leadership model the combination of Nero and Neville Chamberlin -- he fiddles, and golfs, while the world burns, and then seeks to appease the enemies of freedom instead of challenging them.

    In Israel's fight for survival, his administration's policy is embarrassing. It attempts to equate a terror group's intentional targeting of civilians with a legitimate government seeking to defend its civilians and protect its children. The deaths of both Israelis and innocents in Gaza are horrible and tragic, but to equate Israel's defense of itself with the aggressive, inhumane, and savage acts of Hamas is as ridiculous as having Franklin Roosevelt saying that the Brits and Nazis were both about the same.

    41 years ago this month, I made my first trip to the Middle East. I tried to be sympathetic to the Arab sentiments about Israel and wanted to believe that everyone there wanted peace. But several wars, two intifadas, thousands of terrorist acts and suicide bombings, the disastrous Oslo Accords, the repeated rejections of any peace agreement by the Palestinians despite the giveaway of massive amounts of land by the Israelis made me realize that radical Islam wants annihilation of Israel.

    The very charter documents of Hamas and other terror groups openly state -- they don't want peace for their children; they want death to the Israeli children.

    Israel has done more than any nation, including the United States, to avoid the killing of civilians by going to unprecedented lengths to warn residents of Gaza of impending attacks through phone calls, leaflets, and text messages. Israel isn't trying to take one inch of Gaza back-they just want Hamas to stop firing rockets into their neighborhoods. Do they get credit for that?

    Are they acknowledged for building field hospitals to treat Palestinian victims near the Gaza border? Are they thanked for not celebrating the deaths of children? No.

    Meanwhile, John Kerry commits money that is intended for assistance for civilians, but that money will probably be used to buy more weapons and rockets. And he offers the psychopathic killers of Hamas $47 million dollars of your money. Now, the vast network of tunnels under Gaza and into Israel aren't for a subway system, but as the means of murdering more Israelis. The UN ought to demand that Hamas stop firing rockets and unilaterally disarm as well as fill in the tunnels, but they're not going to do that.

    When it was discovered that a UN relief facility was actually housing Hamas rockets, the UN did at first expressed outrage, then gave the rockets back to Hamas so they can probably kill more Jews.

    The UN shouldn't get another dime of American money. What defenders of the murderers and terrorists of Hamas fail to get is that the same people who hate Israel and who enjoy the deaths of Jewish children also hate America, and are merely practicing on Israel what they hope one day to do to us.

    If Americans, and especially our naive president and his clown car cabinet don't know that, then we're in more danger than we've ever been in.