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Jerusalem Post has Obama pegged perfectly
Posted - 3/21/2013 12:09:09 AM | show profile | flag this post
"We can't figure out what he's doing here."
Posted - 3/21/2013 11:14:37 AM | show profile | flag this post
I get the impression
You don't realize that Israel has opposition lawmakers and that not everyone in the media walks in lock-step with the PM/President. Unlike here of course where the GOP and Murdoch Media have nothing but lavish praise for the WH.
The point is that just because a "Post" editor has problems with Obama--that does not mean the government does (although you constantly seem to harp on some imagined bitter relationship)
"Obama will receive the Presidential Medal of Distinction, the office of Israeli President Shimon Peres announced Monday.
The first sitting U.S. president to receive the award is being honored for making "a unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens," said the announcement."
If you have not been following the presidents trip to Israel, perhaps you should take the time to catch up. "Netanyahu said that Obama has supported Israel’s right to defend itself ‘more than any other president’." Wow. More than Dubya? Guess so.
Anyway...you can Google "Netanyahu Praises Obama" and find a ton of reporting. YOU may want to continue to give the false impression that [secretly] Obama and the Israelis don't get along, but it's simply not true.
Posted - 3/21/2013 12:01:53 PM | show profile | flag this post
If you're ANYWHERE NEAR
the journalistic professional you claim to be you will know that the Israelis have two evaluations of Obama...a formal one that maintains a level of public and diplomatic decorum (and under which he can receive the kinds of hardware to which you refer) and the informal one that reveals how members of the Israeli government really feel about him (and it ain't complimentary).
This is, of course, reciprocal...as in the discussion between Sarkozy and Obama about Bibi being a "pain in the ass." There has been an extremely strained relationship between Obama and Netanyahu for a long time.
And when Obama uses a significant part of his trip to schmooze with Mahmound Abbas it doesn't help things. It certainly doesn't do anything to persuade the Palestinians to accept the legitimacy of the Jewish state.
But of course you knew that.
Posted - 3/21/2013 1:02:53 PM | show profile | flag this post
the live coverage of the news conference featuring the President and Prime Minister.
The two are a lot closer that conservatives like cruzo want to admit -- and that's got conservatives like cruzo bent out of shape this morning.
Posted - 3/21/2013 1:11:31 PM | show profile | flag this post
I offered evidence
You offered wishful thinking.
Posted - 3/21/2013 1:57:47 PM | show profile | flag this post
You offered Breitbart.
Posted - 3/21/2013 2:37:34 PM | show profile | flag this post
I just knew
one (or more) of the leftist radicals on here would be stupid enough to try to make Breitbart the issue...and dearie, you're about as stupid as they come.
The interview came from WMAL in Washington, DC. It was merely REPORTED by Breitbart.
Jesus! Go back to J-school. Don't embarrass yourself again.
Posted - 3/21/2013 3:38:29 PM | show profile | flag this post
Well, that explains it...
then, don't it, cruzo?
Brietbart took one line and ran with it.
Odd you didn't post a link to the actual interview.
Posted - 3/21/2013 4:10:31 PM | show profile | flag this post
In fact I did, dumbass.