"only an idiot would say what you said" There's an old riddle that goes like this: A drunk and a complete idiot are arguing. How do you tell which one is the complete idiot? Answer: In the morning the drunk will sober up. The other one is the complete idiot. Now try this version. A wise man and a complete idiot are arguing. How do you tell which one is the wise man? Answer: The wise man is not arguing with the complete idiot. If you think somebody is a complete idiot, then the important question is not "What does it take to convince this complete idiot that I am right and she is wrong?". The important question is "How many other complete idiots agree with her and how will their stupidity influence the situation?" Am I wrong?
from the article: Peres: We want U.S. ties to return to positive state