"AVAD ZARIF: Unlike others, I'm not going to interfere in the internal affairs of the United States. I consider the-- I mean as-- as I read the American constitution, I believe the-- executive has the prerogative over foreign policy and for any foreign government, it has to lead with the executive. That's the only way you can have international affairs. So I will accept the commitment of the U.S. government, the U.S. administration, about what-- going to do. And I will-- I mean if they have an agreement, I will hold them accountable. And the international will hold the government of the United States accountable to its undertakings. Whatever President Obama and Secretary Kerry want to do with their domestic affairs is their-- their business." Zarif
It would be tempting to think that Joe Scarborough (converted inhabitant of Gotham) imbibed an idealistic view of Zionism through self identification with Paul Newman as Begin in "Exodus" in some run down West Florida movie house and/or the vision of Senta Berger (the Christmas sandwich) up on the same grainy silver screen.
But, alas, pilgrims, I suspect that keeping his job in a milieu that punishes a lack of "right thinking" on the "right side of history"may have more to do with his loyalty to "the cause."
Today, the madcap Mika, queen of self esteem for women, tried to say that Bibi had raped our political system with the contempt for things un-Jewish for which he is notable. "Abajo los Goyistas!" might be his battle cry if he were that other MSNBC stalwart, Jose Diaz-Balart (a modern day "Zorro" seeking to free downtrodden Latinos from WASP oppression). In any event Joe saw his chance and leapt into the breach (as in "once more" etc.) to "remind" Ann Curry that Iran wishes to perform genocide upon the Jewish people in Israel. She blinked a few times, saw her career threatening error, and crumbled in the face of his Old Testamental wrath.
The repeated statements by Zarif that it is the STATE OF ISRAEL and not the Jews that is the object of Iran's animus were quickly discounted as unacceptable. How dare he try to fool us that way!! How dare he? pl