By Sig Demling
There's a lesson to be learned from the gag about two male ostriches chasing a female ostrich across the desert.
Suddenly, the female ostrich stops and sticks its head in the sand whereupon one male ostrich turns to the other and says, "Well, I guess we lost her!"
Placed in the context of the current Middle East madness, you can equate Barack Obama and John Kerry with the role of male ostriches and Mahmoud Abbas as the female.
Let's start with the double-dunces in the White House and their astigmatic view of Arab-Israeli reality.
Leaving things to those bozos, the only issue that really matters when it comes to bringing peace to the Holy Land and environs is for Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas to kiss, make up and agree to the most over-rated un-published document of the year, Kerry's "Framework" for peace.
The Secretary of State -- not to mention his boss -- seem to believe that once the Palestinian Authority and Israel agree to agree (which, by the way, will never happen) then all will be ginger-peachy in the region.
That, of course, is ostrich-thinking and that point was hammered home this week by an endless rocket barrage coming -- not from the PA -- but Hamas-dominated Gaza. Meanwhile, Hezbollah continues to re-arm in the North and, of course, the Iranian maniac mullahs maintain their pull-the-trigger-on-Israel threats while desperately trying to smuggle arms into Gaza.
Unfortunately, Israel has not forcefully enough made the point that a Bibi-Mahmoud marriage has no meaning whatsoever. When the political ostrich pulls its head out of the sand it can be seen that peace is impossible considering the Jew-hating philosophy of Gaza goons, Hezbollah as well as Iran. Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon is pointing out this fact of life; should anyone in the White House or European Union care to listen.
"We cannot ignore the current reality in Gaza," warns Danon. "When there are dozens of rockets trying to harm Israel's civilian population it makes clear to Washington that we have good reason to be worried about what would happen in the future in Judea and Samaria."
Trouble is that Danon is egregiously understating the situation.
I believe the words of Naftali Bennett have considerably more meaning and are closer to reality.
"Sderot and Ashkelon residents are still in their shelters," asserts the Economy Minister. "Yet there are those who think running away from Samaria so that the residents of Kfar Saba are in shelters too is the solution."
Dreamers -- or those who care not one whit about Israel's survival -- push for an Israei-Palestinian two-state "solution" when it can be no deliverance of peace at all until the Gaza goons, Hezollah and the Iranians forsake their hatred of Israel.
Even an ostrich can tell you that!