By Schmoel Yitzhak
When Winston Churchill was Great Britain's heroic World War II Prime Minister he often relaxed with a big cigar and a glass of whiskey.
Occasionally the booze would betray the great man and turn him into a bit of a drunk.
And so it was at one party Churchill drank a wee too much and became inebriated a wee too much until, finally, the prim and proper Lady Halifax assailed him with these words:
"Winston, you should be ashamed of yourself; you're drunk!"
Withstanding the verbal assault, the Prime Minister shot back: "Lady Halifax, I may be drunk but you're ugly. Tomorrow morning I'll be sober but you'll still be ugly."
Which brings us to the dreadful doings at the United Nations' General Assembly and the issue of which diplomats emerged sober and who still is ugly.
Not much guessing is needed for an answer because it all was evident to those viewing the annual sham on shame.
Representing Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described Israel as "uncivilized Zionists." If that wasn't libel enough, The Madman from Tehran added that Uncle Sam and leaders of Western powers have "entrusted themselves to the Devil."
In case you haven't heard, Ahmadinejad heads a country that features such amenities as, 1. Suppression of both freedom of speech and assembly; 2. Persecution of religious and ethnic minorities, homosexuals and women.; 3. Torture for those who dare oppose the regime along with cruel punishments, unfair trials and arbitrary detentions.
And this guy has the chutzpuh to describe Israelis as "uncivilized Zionists."
Unfortunately the media seems intoxicated -- a la Churchill -- by the Iranian's presence until the morning after when his diatribes are analyzed for their viciousness and vacuity. That's when the sobering up takes place. Meanwhile Ahmadinejad remains as ugly as ever.
No less troubling is the rather timid response to the Iranian madness by President Obama who, more and more, is coming across like a cross between Neville Chamberlin and Lady Halifax.
Like so many of his ilk, the Chief Executive still doesn't get it; or doesn't want to get it because if he believes that the Iranians have only Israel in their crosshairs, the man is sadly mistaken. It would be useful if the White House gave a read to the latest insightful missive from the Committee For Accuracy In Middle East Reporting In America (CAMERA). Titled, "A Nuclear-Capable Iran Is A Threat To America," CAMERA zeroes in on the many reasons why Obama & Company had better awaken from their slumber.
The primary thrust is that Washington has as much to fear about Tehran as does Jerusalem. Specifically, CAMERA'S newsletter points out that a nuclear Iran would pose multiple threats to America especially when it comes to security.
Here's how CAMERA so accurately portrays the unmitigated danger of a nuclear Iran:
* It would spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
* American military bases and thousands of American troops are already in range of Iranian missiles.
* Iran operates in Central and South America in cooperation with organized criminal cartels, terrorists including Hezbollah cells and governments hostile to the United States such as Venezuela.
* Iran is the world's leading state-sponsor of terror and even if it did not share nuclear weapons technology with its terrorist allies and proxies, would have a shield under which to expand their operations.
This is real stuff not fiction and explains why Benjamin Netanyahu drew a "red line" before the General Assembly so as to awaken those who fantasize that Iran can be neutralized by sanctions.
If Tehran remains so utterly brazen at this point in time, imagine what would happen if it achieved its vicious nuclear ambitions.
Netanyahu: "Imagine their long range missiles tipped with nuclear warheads, their terror networks armed with atomic bombs.
"Who among you would feel safe in the Middle East? Who would be safe in Europe? Who would be safe in America? Who would be safe anywhere?"
Maybe some day soon, Obama will awaken from his drunken stupor, sober up and genuinely challenge Ahmadinejad who -- no matter how you color him -- remains ugly!