I don't think anyone is looking at this from a business point of view...
Steve Jobs probably saw the Oracle/Google law suit, then looked at how many developers he's got writing, updating, documenting and certifying Java, followed by a look at how many Java apps he had on his Mac at work or at home - which was probably none. Thanks to M$.
I remember when every new app I installed was either Java based or the writers were bragging about how the next version would be written entirely in Java. But first M$ made Java incompatible with Java, then eventually stopped shipping Windows with Java, and convinced all their OEMs not to install Java. End result was M$ won - no Java on the desktop to speak of.
Steve Jobs has seen where Java will end, and has acknowledged M$ has killed it. Which really sucks, because part of the allure of the Mac is that it doesn't always boil down to penny-pinching accountants deciding what to include, what not to include. Or it didn't, once.