Gateway Pundit points out that President Obama yesterday equated the Palestinian people to US slaves, South African blacks during apartheid, and East European nations under Soviet control.

So if I’m Israel and I’m starting to count my friends in the international community, I won’t be needing my thumb. Seriously, could Obama make it more clear that he doesn’t much like Israel.

Anyway, Obama told the Palestinians that they must abandon violence because it never helps.

Palestinians must abandon violence. Resistance through violence and killing is wrong and it does not succeed. For centuries, black people in America suffered the lash of the whip as slaves and the humiliation of segregation. But it was not violence that won full and equal rights. It was a peaceful and determined insistence upon the ideals at the center of America’s founding.

Yeah. It was that peaceful stuff and…THE CIVIL WAR! And from what I’ve read the Civil War was bloodier than Saw 4 and all the Evil Dead movies put together.

So let’s hope the Palestinians don’t know their American history. Gee, you’d think that a President who claimed to be so enamored of Lincoln might remember something about that little thing we call the Civil War.