Today, US-Israelis relations took a huge step backwards. With war tensions building over the last few months, rumors of Iran putting the finishing touches on their nuclear capability and rattling sabers around the Gulf, with Israelis already contemplating a "go it alone" strategy for a preemptive strike against Iran, one would think that President Obama would leap at the opportunity to have some serious face time with his Israeli counterpart--but then that would require President Obama actually caring about our relationship with Israel and assumes that he is interested in stopping Iran. Neither quality exists in President Obama and it is about time American Jews who support Israel wake up and figure it out.
The Democrat Party is now the enemy of Israel--they proved it in Charlotte at the convention when they voted down inclusion of the language recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, they proved it once again when, having recognized such an omission might be damaging, they decided to reinstate the language and it failed to get enough votes to pass (though in typical dictatorial fashion, the Democrat Party ignored the vote and reinstated it anyway)., and now Obama has proven it once more refusing to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu. From Haaretz:
White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with ObamaBy Barak Ravid11.09.12The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month.An official in Jerusalem said that the prime minister’s office sent the White House a message stating that although Netanyahu will spend only two and a half days on U.S. soil, he is interested in meeting Obama and is willing to travel to the U.S. capital specifically for that purpose. The official added that the White House rejected the request and said that at this time Obama’s schedule does not allow for a meeting.
It's unimaginable that an American President would refuse to meet with the Prime Minister of Israel--has never occurred before--but at a time when there is serious discussion of military action between Israel and Iran and unrest throughout the Middle East (including the take over of our embassy in Cairo) this is bordering on criminal behavior.
You don't snub your friends and allies and Obama has made a habit of snubbing and being rude or inconsiderate to anyone who embraces freedom and liberty. Remember the manner in which he shoved the Dali Lama out the back door of the White House? Remember the box of DVD's this White House thought would be an appropriate gift for a STATE VISIT or the Ipod filled with President Obama's speeches (another gift Obama thought would be appropriate).
President Obama's time in office has been a clown show when it comes to conducting foreign affairs. I shudder to think where we would be had Hilary Clinton refused to accept the job of Secretary of State (believe me I've never been a fan of hers, but Obama without her--YIKES!) . Obama is such a pathetic incompetent, no telling where we would be on the international front.
President Obama ought to be seeking out opportunities to talk to Netanyahu and other foreign leaders at a time like this. Syria is in absolute chaos, Egypt is rapidly approaching the same, Iran is going nuclear and threatening her neighbors, Israel is considering a unilateral attack against Iran . . . and Obama is doing interviews with radio DJ's, campaigning, and I'll bet he manages to squeeze in a couple of rounds of golf as well.
Seriously, the President of the United States of America has time to go on Jay Leno, David Letterman's shows and to attend a fundraiser with Jay Z and Beyonce, but doesn't have time for the national leader of one of our closest allies and the only stable democracy in the Middle East? Seriously?
If you've been paying attention, it's not too difficult to suss what's occurring. Remember Netanyahu's last meeting with President Obama? Obama ended up receiving a lecture from the Israeli Prime Minister and I suspect, being the chronically immature man-boy Obama is, he is allowing his personal pique over the last meeting to interfere with his ability to conduct foreign policy.
The man is no leader. He lacks the courage to take any responsibility for anything that occurs. How can one lead if he's not willing to take the heat? All President Obama wants is the glory--LIKE ALL NARCISSISTS, OBAMA LOVES TAKING CREDIT--usually for what other have done.
President Obama, the more you know him, the more you revile him.
Long Live Our American Republic!!!!