In it, he compared the feast -- which commemorates the Israelites' hard-won deliverance out of slavery -- to the recent uprisings in the Arab world.
Now, that's a creative link -- considering that, as others have pointed out, many of those revolutionaries in the Arab world would just love to see Israel destroyed.
What a nice Passover thought!
It gets better. The president added, "As Jewish families gather for this joyous celebration of freedom, let us all be thankful for the gifts that have been bestowed upon us, and let us work to alleviate the suffering, poverty, injustice, and hunger of those who are not yet free."
It's not out of the realm of possibility to interpret that as a veiled reference to the Palestinians -- which, if true, would make the president's Passover message an absolute insult.
You decide for yourself. But this much is undeniable: The uprisings in the Arab world are in no way comparable to the Israelites' journey out of hundreds of years of slavery in Egypt.
Indeed, there are no assurances the Arab revolutions won't end with virulently anti-Israel, anti-American regimes -- and the most serious threat to Israel in its history.
And this is something he wants to tether to Passover?