Team Obama rightly blamed Iran after its proxy Hezbollah apparently blew up a bus in a terrorist operation that killed five Israelis. Then it went off the rails.
“This was tit for tat,” a State Department official told The New York Times, implying that the bombing was retaliation for Israeli assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists.
It’s worth unpacking this idea.
Tit: Israel reportedly bumps off the Iranian engineers, men working on a device that could incinerate the entire Middle East — Israel first.
Tat: Terrorists operating under orders from Iran blow up a bus full of young civilians on vacation at a Black Sea resort.
To blithely accept that equation is to acquiesce in moral equivalence at its most cynical.
And it says a great deal about the mind-set of the Obama administration.