Last Thursday and yesterday Barack Obama attempted to force Israel into a negotiating posture which amounts to national suicide. As he did when he ordered an attack on Libya then flew to Rio, Barack Obama dropped his bombs on Israel then flew off to a European vacation. As he did when Bill Clinton came to the White House, Barack Obama waved good-bye and surrendered the floor to Bibi Netanyahu.
We know what European leaders will say and do while Obama visits because we have seen it before – they will pump up his ego with all sorts of public spectacles while privately they mock him. In Great Britain we learn today that the British police have codenamed Obama “Chalaque”. That codename is a Punjabi word which “is sometimes used when we want to denigrate someone who we think is too clever for their own good.”
Chalaque indeed. What boobery is it that challenges someone like Binyamin Netanyahu and then abandons the stage? Tonight Netanyahu will speak with the very group that Obama spoke to yesterday. Tomorrow, Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress. It is doubtful, despite the polite and warm words that will be utilized at both venues, that Netanyahu will rescind the sharp rebuke he dealt Obama last week.
Some in the hausfrau left applaud Obama’s flog and flee tactic as some sort of brilliant move. They applaud as some sort of three dimensional chess move Obama’s odd behavior. Obama knob polisher Steve Clemons is cited as somehow on to hidden wisdom when he wrote, “I get Barack “Rocky Balboa” Obama now He’s letting Netanyahu kick crap out of him round after round & wearing Bibi down. Obama stays in ring.” Somehow these rarely traveled backyard foreign policy experts do not understand the reaction against Obama’s words is, according to Gallup “overwhelming and bipartisan because support for Israel in the United States has almost never been stronger and is trending towards Israel even more so:” Barack Obama and his Big Media allies think they can fool Americans, but as of a month ago at least 63% say “stick with Israel” not “stick it to Israel.”
It is difficult to discern what the Obama apologists are defending. On the one hand some of them say that Obama said nothing unusual. On the other hand they write that Obama has leveled a masterstroke of foreign policy. The knee-pads clad Peter Beinart rejoiced in the masterstroke contingent of Obama worshipers. Beinart wrote a near incomprehensible essay extolling Obama’s genius which declared “In his Mideast speech, President Obama rejected Bush’s blind allegiance to Israel and put himself squarely on the side of human rights.”
On the side of human rights? Tell that to gay people and women Petey.
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michael s. smith