Anyway, the book has in the center a gallery of photos, like a lot of history books do or at least did, and this is one of the photos:
The guy on the right is Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel. I am not one of those American neo-con Christians that has a fetish about the modern state of Israel but Netanyahu, while born in Israel, graduated high school in America but then went back to Israel where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces and served in and was wounded in combat. He is the guy on the right in this picture in training.
As I looked at this picture I was reminded of the rather infamous pictures of our current "Commander in Chief"while he was about the same age:
Ah yes, American youth. Years of living in the elite academic bubble, smoking pot and who knows what else before moving on to law school and "community organizing". For someone who has had to sacrifice so little, it is no wonder that America is so meaningless for him.
We are living in desperately serious times but we are led by a decidedly unserious man, a petulant child who seems to spend most of his time hectoring the American people for not blindly following his every whim. Given the nature of his wasted youth (pun intended) compared to the deadly serious youth of Natenyahu is it any wonder that President Obama has been a general disaster as a President? Netahyahu has spent his own blood in defense of Israel, Obama has...well he really hasn't done anything. Worse yet we are preparing to replace the worst President of my lifetime with either a reality show clown or a corrupt scoundrel who makes Nixon look like a saint. There can be little doubt that we are living in the last days of this Republic and what is replacing it is a nation suited for placid sheep instead of liberty loving free people.