Skip to comments.Obama says situation in Mideast 'unsustainable'
Posted on 06/09/2010 1:00:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama called the increasingly tense environment in the Mideast "unsustainable" Wednesday and said Israel needs a "better approach" in blockaded Gaza that would satisfy security and humanitarian needs.
Turning his attention to the troubled region as he welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to the White House for talks, Obama also predicted "real progress" in coming months in U.S. efforts to nudge the Israelis and Palestinians toward direct peace talks.
The meeting came a little more than a week after Israel's deadly May 31 raid on a flotilla hoping to break the blockade. Nine men in the flotilla were killed, including eight Turks and a Turkish American.
Israel says its soldiers opened fire only after they were mobbed by pro-Palestinian activists. The activists and their supporters say Israel's commandos began shooting unnecessarily.
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Obama said the flotilla raid was a “tragedy” and that it’s important “that we get all the facts.”
“What we also know is that the situation in Gaza is unsustainable,” Obama said as Abbas sat alongside him in the Oval Office.
Anything he doesn’t like he calls unsustainable. The only thing really unsustainable is his administration.
Amazing times when the president is an enemy of the United States.
“The only thing really unsustainable is his administration.”
Must be “complicated”.
...but, but “It’s Complicated”.
Oh yeah. He knows ALL ABOUT those kinds of situations. As a matter of fact, he is an expert on creating those situations.
When you have a weird anti-American view of the situation, a view found in the minds of leftists around the world, then yes it might look unsustainable. But probably it’s nothing more than your own warped world view.
Sort of like how socialism and tyranny looks to Americans.
Oh, wait, she has been for how many years now? I lost track.
US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama said Wednesday he believed "significant progress" was possible in the Middle East peace process this year, adding the US was to unveil a huge aid package for the Palestinians. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
George Washington was right. It is best to avoid foreign entanglements and treat all with dignity... or sumthin'.
I suspect the “situation” here at home is FAR more unsustainable than the 2000 years of Mid-East conflict between the Jews and Arabs. But this nitwit could’nt pour water out of a boot if there was instructions on the heel!!
I didn’t realize US Government spending was also referred to as ‘the situation in the middle east’...
The only thing “unsustainable” is Iran’s drive to acquire nuclear weapons.
How many cars and trucks have been recalled by Gubamint Motors this month? ‘Splain that, Obama!
Major Fail, Reporting For Duty!
Yeah Barry....you’re unsustainable too!
Your presidency is “unsustainable.”
What??? He learned a new word?
His overuse of "unprecedented" is unsustainable.
No doubt, he had Sec State Clinton find my comments "unhelpful."
Right. It's always Israel that needs a "better approach".
Whew... America still has 2+ years left of this communist p.o.s. Ubama...
STFU, you Muslim poser...
Obama also plans to give $400 million to Gaza. (So they can build more fortified bunkers and launch pads)
Maybe Obama should appoint Helen Thomas as Middle East Czar.
Duh, it’s been “unsustainable” for 3000 years................
Got any ideas genius? Besides dumping a plane loads of American taxpayer’s cash on the strip?
said Israel needs a “better approach” in blockaded Gaza that would satisfy security and humanitarian needs.
Spoken like to true academic with no real solution.
Wonder if he will go and have dinner and leave Abbas to find his own, a la Netanyahu. I somehow doubt it.
I’d have more faith in Obama as a broker if he was more even-handed. His bias is palpable.
Hey, little Lord Fauntleroy! MYOB!
He went on to say, "but the
Cambridge police Israelis acted stupidly".
“The only thing really unsustainable is his administration”
I want to say it too.
Utter drivel. There ARE no shortages in Gaza... except perhaps, of rockets, tunnel building equipment and other charming items Israel wants to keep out of the hands of terrorists!
I believe that many Americans are waking up to the harsh reality that Israel is a democracy besieged by openly hostile neighbors that fully intend to kill or drive out every Jew in Israel...just because they're Jews. Then 're-claim' Israel, the tiny piece of sand that has been the Jewish homeland for decades. That doesn't sit well with decent, reasonable people, which is what most Americans are.
The usual U.S. demand that 'Israel must do more' and the phony posing of "Palestinians' as 'oppressed' and the decades-long lie that 'their' nation is being 'occupied' by Israelis is still used but fewer and fewer Americans buy it, these days.
Unfortunately, with global anti-antisemitism on the rise and a U.S. president that sides with the Muslims every time, Israel is being pushed into a hard-core defensive posture out of necessity, as the U.S. is weakening their support. The result could be a catastrophic nuclear war in the middle east but even without that horror, there will be war in that region and I don't expect the Obama administration will do much except declare our 'regret' and demand that Israel cave in to the Muslim loons that fully intend to destroy Israel and never tire of saying so.
Nothing has changed in over six decades. Trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East is a waste of time. If any leader on the terrorist side made a real attempt at peace, they would be ousted or murdered.
OK. How about this: Mass repatriation of the ficticious "Palestinians" back to their countries of origin: Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and various Muslim zoos from the area.
Oh, and deportation of all treasonous Kenyans from the continental US. Almost forgot that one.
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Obama, despite his foreign affaris paralysis, is right, it will probably end up in a shooting war in the next 12 to 15 months.