Skip to comments.Obama: Israel ‘One of Our Closest Allies’ in the Middle East
Posted on 09/24/2012 2:08:42 PM PDT by tsowellfan
The White House sought to assert its commitment to Israel on Monday after President Barack Obama referred to the country as only one of our closest allies in the Middle East on Sunday -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated today that Israel is our closest ally in the region.
In an interview on CBSs 60 Minutes on Sunday, correspondent Steve Kroft said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had inserted himself into the presidential campaign, criticizing the president...
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So that’s weird and seems contradictory .
More effort at Obama “hope and change.” This is no more than his continuing effort to rearrange our international alliances/allies from those of “democracies” to those of totalitarians or dictatorships in highly centralized governments. That’s who the zero is and that’s what Islam is.
Yeah sure ... “closest allies” ... we’ve heard that before. Next thing he’ll be telling them they punch above their weight.
ONE OF OUR????????
MMMM, if there were ever a reporter left in this country with no bias then perharps they could ask whch country is our ally in that region now
...but not quite as close as the Palestinians.
it’s those 3 words at the start,”one of our”\\\
Really , so what other is like Israel and close to us then.
One of our closet allies? He can’t even get that right. Israel IS our closet ally in the Middle East.
Obama himself said eqypt was not technically an ally, remember? So what are our “allies” in the mideast besides israel? Based on obama’s own definition it would seem israel is the only ally in the mideast.
Egypt used to be an ally, but Obama screwed that up.
You beat me to it.
So, Carney is saying that Obama was ignorant? Because Obama said they were “one of” our closest allies, which means there are others closer. But Carney says Obama was wrong, and that Israel is our closest Ally.
How long before Obama says he’s not sure if they are our friend or not?
The pres knew exactly what he was saying.