The Idiot of the Day Award goes to Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki who said:
In the absence of proof, there are three possible scenarios for the issue: The kidnapping could be a childish game on the part of Israel to draw attention to it, it could be part of a larger game to turn the Israelis from aggressors to victims, or maybe they were really kidnapped.
Eleven days and that’s the best you can come up with Riyad? Seriously?
Maybe your 16-year-olds disappear for 11 days without speaking to their families, allowing them to worry and fear – but ours don’t.
Maybe your 16 and 17-year-olds go to attack innocent people with axes and swords – but ours don’t.
Maybe your 16-year-olds call the police and play a game saying “we’ve been kidnapped,” – but ours don’t.
And if this really were a plot and if the boys really weren’t kidnapped, what is it…the most amazing coincidence in the world that Hamas just called on its members to kidnap Israeli civilians and soldiers?
And if this really were a plot and if the boys really weren’t kidnapped, why was so much of your society celebrating? Handing out sweets? And giving the disgusting 3-finger salute?