Monday, September 28, 2009

Caroline Glick Calls Out Obama

Caroline Glick, writing for The Jerusalem Post, has had enough of Appeasement Obama. In a recent column she expresses frustration and disgust at his conciliatory nature towards Amercia's adversaries and his seeming derision of America's longtime allies:

"Since Obama took office, he has been abandoning one US ally after another while seeking to curry favor with one US adversary after another. At every turn, America's allies - from Israel to Honduras, to Columbia, South Korea and Japan, to Poland and the Czech Republic - have reacted with disbelief and horror to his treachery. And at every turn, America's adversaries - from Iran to Venezuela to North Korea and Russia - have responded with derision and contempt to his seemingly obsessive attempts to appease them. "

Obama was reported to have received from 74 to 75 percent of the Jewish vote. Did those voters realize he was going to throw Israel under the bus the way that he has? Since he took office, Obama has taken a tough line on Israel; he has demanded that Israel stop expansion of settlements in the West Bank. In fact, in his U.N. speech to the General Assembly, Obama said that the United States "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements" and called for an end to the "occupation that began in 1967" - referring to Israel's control of Judea and Samaria.

Obama has been conciliatory to Iran from the beginning, even before the election when he expressed his plan to meet without preconditions, then his Happy New Year message to Iran, even his refusal to support in any way those protesting for freedom against a stolen election. Glick points out that "Obama announced that he is sending a senior US official to meet with the Iranians on October 1. And with that announcement, any residual doubt that Obama is willing to live in a world in which Iran is armed with nuclear weaponry dissipated completely."

What is Israel to do, or to think, about their longtime ally, America?

Would any of Obama's fawning American media write anything like what Glick has when she points out that "As many Western Europeans have begun to openly acknowledge, the man they once likened to the messiah is nothing but a politician - and a weak, bungling one at that. Even Britain's Economist is laughing at him." Gerald Warner is still laughing at him.

Ouch. The saddest part is, she's telling the truth.

Obama has displayed absolutely nothing but weakness with regard to national security. He is concerned with passing his domestic agenda. Period. Energy policies. Cap and trade. Health care. The Olympics, for crying out loud. His golf game.

He's only talked to his commander of the Afghanistan theater once. ONCE.

Meanwhile, Iran continues to test missiles. Afghanistan languishes. North Korea proceeds with their nuclear program. Venezuela searches for a uranium deal. And terror threats bloom across the United States.

Sitting ducks.

(H/T: Loyal Louisiana Reader! You know who you are).


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Bride of Rove said...

Don't know if this is representative of the majority of Jewish voters, but before the election I had more than a few conversations about exactly this and was told - by Jewish friends and relatives - that Israel could take care of herself. They were - every single one of them - in favor of the US walking away from Israel. These are all people who visit Israel once or twice a year. So. At least in S. Fla - this move does not seem to hurt Obama.

Question is - what do they know that the rest of us don't? Is Trafficant right?