U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate John McCain (R-AZ) arrives in Sderot, southern Israel, Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Touring the war-battered town of Sderot, McCain said Wednesday he understands Israel's tough response to Palestinian rocket fire, adding that there is no point in negotiating with the Gaza Strip's Islamic Hamas regime.(AP Photo/Uriel Sinai, Pool)
The picture of the two Israeli body guards reminds me of the Jackie Mason routine where he compares perceptions of US Jews with US Italians and the Israeli Army with the Italian Army. He basically sets up US Jews as geeks and nerds carrying slide rules and tough US Italians ala images of the mafia. Then contrasts the tough Israeli Army with the weak Italian Army. There's no point here except it was a thought buzzing in my brain.