"Dempsey was painfully clear. He basically said that Israel should not disregard the opinions of its top security officials, stop the constant chatter on Iran and refrain from any acts that may have an adverse effect on the global economy. The general also meant to tell Israel that it mustn't believe that Netanyahu has any control over the US because he has friends in the Republican Party. Dempsey laid down the facts: Israel is not America, it does not possess the same capabilities, and if Netanyahu and Barak continue wreaking havoc – Israel won’t have America either. It will take a while before we will be able to gauge the depth of the current crisis between Israel and the US (and between Netanyahu and Obama). Washington made a strategic decision to show Israel who is the mentor and who is the protégé. The US hit Israel's most sensitive nerve: The pride in its military power. But it appears that the US had no other choice. After weeks of belligerent headlines, President Obama had enough of Netanyahu's inclination to play with fire. We should start getting used to it." YNET
I think that the writers description of Dempsey's "Irish descent and character" are equivelnt to other such references that could be made to Jews, Blacks, etc. This is entirely inapropriate.
I suppose the reaction in the Israeli/AIPAC/Republican world will be to intensify their campaign of undermining General Dempsey in the press and among the creatures of the Washington/New York underworld.
Was this a statement of great import as YNET thinks? I certainly hope so. pl