This is great. An instant classic.
This video clip of Bibi Netanyahu on the Bill Maher Show is nothing short of astonishing. Bibi scores point after point, and what’s most amazing is that the uber-liberal Maher, normally cynical and snarky, is right there with him, all quiet and respectful. Usually, I skate right past Bill Maher, but here, he’s just pulled into Bibi’s powerful orbit and Bill just can’t pull away. It is riveting. Bibi tells the truth—over and over again—and Maher can’t bring himself to resort to any cheap wisecracks. He senses that it just won’t wash.
Watch Maher’s face when Bibi discusses Hizbullah, Iran, and America’s vital role in world affairs. It’s as if Bill just got hit with a bucket of ice-cold water. Maher wants Bibi to help him nail the war in Iraq but he’s in way over his head and Bibi skillfully buries Maher’s childish liberal pretentions.
It’s a thing of beauty.
The end is stunning.
Bibi looks right into the camera and says: ” We’ve deviated from that “perfection” of powerlessness into power. And I think there’ s a real historical adjustment that has yet to take place in the perception of a large portion of mankind towards the Jews. Well, we refuse to be victims, and we’re not going to be annihilated again. And we will defend ourselves with the same moral code that any democratic and normal society would apply to itself. We are just not going back into those gas chambers.”
(Hat Tip: Seraphic Friend Jeremiah for the transcription.)
Bill Maher, mezmerized, answers: “I hope you come back when you are Prime Minister of Israel.”
Bill Maher, yasher koach for being a mench and for defending Israel.
Bibi, you did good.
Via: Seraphic Friend Yehudit at Kesher.