A Jerusalem grocer answers Tom Friedman on Iran
There was a Tom Friedman piece in the New York Times earlier this month saying that if he were an Israeli
(which he is not), he would support President Hussein Obama's sellout to a nuclear armed Iran. I found it infuriating, but I was overloaded with work at the time and only posted the following about it on Twitter.
David Jablinowitz took Friedman's piece to a Jerusalem grocer, who did a much more thorough take-down
than anyone could have done in 140 characters. Here it is (Hat Tip: Mrs. Carl
The grocer said the following: "You tell Friedman that this grocer was a
military officer, who knows how to fight a war, and that I fought with
my head and not my gut. You tell Friedman that as a 'makolet' owner, I
know that I will give credit to a customer who pays his bills, but will
demand money up front from someone who has a record of cheating. And you
tell Friedman that as a kind person, I will give charity to a person
who is economically suffering, but if it's obvious that the poor person
will spend the money on drugs, I'd prefer to bring him into my grocery
and give him some basic foods for free, but I would not just give him
money to spend as he wishes on dangerous things. You tell Friedman that I
think these negotiators could have used some Israeli grocers at the
negotiating table with Iran."
Yes, they could have... if they had any interest in stopping Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran sanctions regime, Iranian nuclear threat, nuclear weapons, Tom Friedman