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Chair of Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey won't let 'holocost' happen again

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:

(photo: Yoav Ribak)

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.

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    1. Danny

      Maybe what he meant was:
      “I don’t wanna see another hollow cost”

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    2. igor

      I am not aware of any instance of Bush writing “nookular” — this is your phonetic transcription of his pronunciation. To be fair, we could write down a few words that “Izreely peeeple” mispronounce, and have a good laugh.

      I also note that the general’s penmanship is horrific.

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    3. Actually Igor, that wouldn’t be fair. Bush couldn’t pronounce a word in English. I repeat: English. I didn’t reprimand him for mispronouncing a word in Hebrew.
      And General Dempsey has a spelling mistake in a word in the English language. I repeat: English.
      Got it?

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    4. JG

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