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Israelís worst frenemy (Obama, of course)
The New York Post ^ | March 4, 2012 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 03/04/2012 11:19:46 AM PST by Clintonfatigued

Woe is me. President Obama claims he is the best friend Israel ever had in the White House, yet doesn’t get any respect. This is no Rodney Dangerfield act. He is deadly serious.

“Every single commitment I have made to the state of Israel and its security, I have kept,” he told The Atlantic magazine. “Why is it that despite me never failing to support Israel on every single problem that they’ve had over the last three years, that there are still questions about that?”

The question deserves an honest answer, though the truth is not likely to cut through the fog of presidential self-pity. A man who compares himself to Lincoln, Gandhi, King, Mandela and FDR isn’t the sort to welcome disagreement.

Illustration by Leah Tiscione

And that is the heart of his problem. Obama is certain he knows what’s good for Israel. Given his record and the Iranian threat, it’s an impossible sell.

He came into office thinking Israel was the obstacle to Middle East peace; three years later, his policies are producing more signs of war than peace. The Palestinians won’t negotiate for their own state because the president foolishly urged them to make a ban on Israeli settlements a precondition.

He was wrong from the git-go, and still is. But facts don’t stand a chance. As a Democrat who speaks to Obama about the Mideast told me, he has a “stubborn worldview.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: aipac; interviewembargo; jeffreygoldberg; obamaaipacspeech; obamahasisraelsback; obamaisraelinterview; theatlantic

1 posted on 03/04/2012 11:19:50 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; ChicagoHebrew

Obama’s claim to be Israel’s friend after betraying it again and again would be comical if it weren’t such a destructive lie.


2 posted on 03/04/2012 11:20:57 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Obama is one sick and evil bastard.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 11:26:38 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Clintonfatigued

You just know Netanyahu has to have a barf bag handy in his back pocket every time he has to meet with Obummer.


4 posted on 03/04/2012 11:45:45 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Clintonfatigued

He’s no more and no less Israel’s friend than ZBigniew Brzezinski and Jimmuh Carter have been over the years.

How’s that been working out?


5 posted on 03/04/2012 12:06:21 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

With a friend like Obama, who needs enemies?


6 posted on 03/04/2012 12:24:53 PM PST by Patsygirl
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To: Clintonfatigued

As usual, Obama - the worst and most medacious president in the entire history of the United States - is once again fulla sh*t.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 12:41:06 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Clintonfatigued
Perfectly summed up:


8 posted on 03/04/2012 6:27:10 PM PST by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: Clintonfatigued

As a Democrat who speaks to Obama about the Mideast told me, he has a “stubborn worldview.”

As they say, you can deny reality but you can’t
deny the results of denying reality.


9 posted on 03/04/2012 6:34:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
As a Democrat who speaks to Obama about the Mideast told me, he has a “stubborn worldview.”

Yes he does. I would add that his stupid, stubborn worldview is getting Americans killed.

This NY Post article cover several topics. Just quickly:


10 posted on 03/04/2012 6:35:39 PM PST by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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11 posted on 03/05/2012 4:26:04 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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