Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been on a visit to Israel in the last few days, apparently trying to make sure the government doesn’t make any hasty moves against Iran – without U.S. approval.
The Americans have every right to be a bit jumpy and nervous on this issue, seeing as how Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said more than once that he will not allow a second Holocaust, when referring to the Iranian nuclear program.
Or maybe I should use the now-infamous Bushism “nookular,” seeing as how Bushisms are apparently not unique to Bush himself. Even General Dempsey could do a bit better, at least when it comes to the spelling of major historic events:
My friend Yoav Ribak, who alerted me to this note the general left in the Yad Vashem visitor’s book on Friday, pretty much summed it up with his caption: “The American chief of staff shows that he studied the Holocaust, but not how to spell it.”
I’m also not sure he got Wannsee correct, a bit hard to… see?
Nonetheless, I hope he knows how to spell Tehran. Though I hate to see what he may have done to Hormuz.