An enfeebled Obama

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If Zbigniew Brzezinski had his way, the US would go to war against Israel to defend Iran’s nuclear installations.

 

 

In an interview with the Daily Beast Web site last weekend, the man who served as former US president Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser said, “They [IAF fighter jets] have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? We have to be serious about denying them that right. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not.”

 

 

Brzezinski has long distinguished himself as one of the most outspoken Israel-haters in polite circles in Washington. Under normal circumstances, his remarks could be laughed off as the ravings of a garden variety anti-Semite. But these are not normal circumstances. Brzezinski served as a senior foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign, and his views are not terribly out of place among Obama’s senior advisers in the White House. In an interview in 2002, Samantha Powers, who serves as a senior member of Obama’s national security council, effectively called for the US to invade Israel in support of the Palestinians.

 

 

The fact of the matter is that Brzezinski’s view is in line with the general disposition of Obama’s foreign policy. Since entering office, Obama has struck a hard-line position against Israel while adopting a soft, even apologetic line toward Iran and its allies.

 

 

For eight months, Obama has sought to force Israel to the wall. He has loudly and repeatedly ordered the Netanyahu government to prevent all private and public construction for Jews in Israel’s capital city and its heartland in order to facilitate the eventual mass expulsion of Jews from both areas, which he believes ought to become part of a Jew-free Palestinian state.

 

 

Until this week, Obama conditioned the resumption of negotiations toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians on such a prohibition of Jewish building and so encouraged Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas to further radicalize his positions toward Israel. Until Obama came around, Abbas had no problem negotiating with Israeli leaders while Jews were building homes and schools and other structures in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. But with Obama requiring a freeze of all such construction, Abbas made clear in an interview with The Washington Post in May that he couldn’t talk to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu without looking like a sellout.

 

 

Obama made no equivalent demands of the Palestinians. He did not precondition talks on freezing illegal Arab construction in Jerusalem, or on dismantling the Aksa Martyrs Brigades terrorist group, or even simply on setting aside the Palestinian demand that Israel release convicted terrorists from its prisons. To the contrary, he has energetically supported the establishment of a Palestinian unity government between Fatah and Hamas – which the US State Department has since 1995 designated as a foreign terrorist organization to which US citizens, including the US president, are required by law to give no quarter.

 

 

As for Iran, during his meeting with Netanyahu in May, Obama gave the clear impression that the Iranian regime had until September to accept his offer to negotiate the disposition of its nuclear installations. But it is now September, and in its belated response to Obama’s generous offer of engagement, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s regime rejected the terms of Obama’s engagement out of hand. Obama did not retaliate by taking his offer to negotiate off the table or – perish the thought – working to implement the sanctions he had pledged would follow an Iranian rejection of his open hand.

 

 

Instead, 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.

 

 

In the meantime, in his address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday and in his remarks at his meeting with Netanyahu and Abbas on Tuesday, Obama made clear that, in the words of former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton, he has “put Israel on the chopping block.” He referred to Israeli communities located beyond the 1949 armistice lines as “illegitimate.”

 

 

Moreover, Obama explained that Israel can no longer expect US support for its security if it doesn’t bow to his demand that it surrender all of the land it has controlled since 1967.

 

 

Apparently it is immaterial to the US leader that if Israel fulfilled his demand, the Jewish state would render itself defenseless against enemy attack and so embolden its neighbors to invade. That is, it matters not to Obama that were Israel to fulfill his demand, the prospect of an Arab war against Israel would rise steeply. The fact that Obama made these deeply antagonistic statements about Israel at the UN in itself exposes his hostility toward the country. The UN’s institutional hostility toward Israel is surpassed only by that of the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

 

 

So given Obama’s positions toward Israel on the one hand and Iran and its allies on the other, it seems clear enough that the logical endpoint of Obama’s policies would look something like Brzezinski’s recommended course of action. Moreover, Obama’s foreign policy as a whole makes it fairly easy to imagine him ordering the US military to open hostilities against a US ally to defend a US adversary – even as that adversary goes out of its way to humiliate Obama personally and the US in general.

 

 

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.

 

 

The horror Obama has instilled in America’s friends and the contempt he has evoked from its enemies have not caused him to change course. The fact that his policies throughout the world have already failed to bring a change in the so-called international community’s treatment of the US has not led him to reconsider those policies. 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.

 

 

But Obama is unmoved by any of this, and as his speech at the UN General Assembly made clear, he is moving full speed ahead in his plans to subordinate US foreign policy to the UN.

 

 

His stubborn insistence on advancing his feckless foreign policy in the face of its already apparent colossal failure is of a piece with his unswerving commitment to his domestic agenda in spite of its apparent colossal failure. Obama’s economic stimulus package failed to stimulate the US economy and increased the US’s economic deficit to heights undreamed of by his predecessors. His nationalization of major US corporations like General Motors, his cash-for-clunkers program to stimulate the US auto industry and his massive encroachments on the banking and financial industries have done nothing to increase economic growth in the US and indeed, unemployment has reached generational highs. And yet, rather than reconsider his belief in vastly expanding the size of the federal government’s control over the private sector, Obama has insistently pushed for further governmental control over the US economy – most notably in his drive to transform the US health care industry.

 

 

Both Obama’s supporters and his opponents have claimed that his presidency may well stand or fall on his ability to pass a health care reform law in the coming months. But the fact of the
matter is that if he succeeds in passing such a law, his success will be a Pyrrhic victory because Obama has promised that his plan will do the impossible, and therefore it will unquestionably fail.

 

 

He has promised that the health care plan he supports will increase access to health services and improve their quality, but simultaneously will not increase the size of the federal deficit or be funded with tax hikes – and this is impossible. Obama’s health care plan will fail either to pass into law, or if it becomes law, it will fail to live up to his promises.

 

 

Obama’s failures in both foreign and domestic policy have weakened him politically. His response to this newfound weakness has been to put himself into the public eye seemingly around the clock. Apparently the thinking behind the move is that while Obama’s policies are unpopular, Obama’s personal popularity remains high, so if he personalizes his policies, it will become more difficult for his opponents to argue against them.

 

 

But alas, this policy too has failed. The more Obama exposes himself, the less he is able to leverage his personal celebrity into political power.

 

 

The question for the US’s spurned allies in general – and for Israel in particular – is whether we are better off with a politically strong Obama or a politically weak Obama. Given that the general thrust of his foreign policy is detrimental to our interests, America’s allies are best served by a weak Obama. Already this week Israel benefitted from his weakness. It was Obama’s weakness that dictated his need to stage a photo-op with Netanyahu and Abbas at the UN. And it was this need – to be seen as doing something productive – that outweighed Obama’s desire to put the screws on Israel by preconditioning talks with a freeze on Jewish construction. So Obama was forced to relent at least temporarily and Netanyahu won his first round against Obama.

 

 

During a television interview this week, Sen. John McCain was asked for his opinion of Brzezinski’s recommendation that the US shoot down IAF jets en route to Iran in a hypothetical Israeli air strike against Iran’s nuclear installations. He responded with derisive laughter. And indeed, the notion that the US would go to war against Israel to protect Iran’s nuclear installations is laughably absurd.

 

 

The weaker Obama becomes politically, the more readily Democrats and liberal reporters alike will acknowledge that attacking US allies while scraping and bowing before US foes is a ridiculous strategy for foreign affairs. Certainly no self-proclaimed realist can defend a policy based on denuding the US of its power and forsaking a US-based international system for one dictated by its foes.

 

 

It is true that a weakened Obama will seek to win cheap points by putting the squeeze on Israel. But it is also true that the weaker Obama becomes, the less capable he will be of carrying through on his bullying threats against Israel and against fellow democracies around the world.

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  • Marcel 09/25/2009 at 20:39

    ‘They [IAF fighter jets] have to fly over our airspace in Iraq‘- America Babylon
    The old Yiddish saying ; Man plans ,God laugh’s, a modernized version for our time ; Israel plans God laughs.
    For so long Israel has held the great and super powerful United States up high on a pedestal ,becoming dependant on it for promises of security and peace,all false. In a short time it’s all been blown away by a slick talking punk from Chicago.
    Israel has kept ultra loyal the US led peace agenda in spite of it’s 100% failure rate since it was implemented in 1993 on the White House lawn,all the while ignoring their God and His peace plan.
    Exuddus 23:27-33“I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you. I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. And I will set your bounds from the Red Sea to the sea, Philistia, and from the desert to the River. For I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
    Blind obedience to the thing on the high pedestal while ignoring God is not a good thing.
    As Caroline points out so well ,the object on Israel’s devotion and trust is reduced to a nation led by dangerous idiots not to be trusted.
    God has shattered your false hope into a thousand pieces.
    He is now removing from Israel the delusion of trusting in peace without Him.It’s always better and less painful to do it His way and not trust in slick talking hustlers from Chicago or Skull & Bonesman from Crawford, Texas.It’s past time to return to Him and throw away the worthless idols which cannot save.
    The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
    Proverbs 21:1

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  • David Francis 09/25/2009 at 21:10

    In so many ways the Jewish people have saved many lives and made our modern world possible. How could anyone doubt that God’s chosen is Israel? Why would anyone not want a Jew for a friend or neighbor? I’m an American soldier who thanks God for the Jewish state and prays for Israel daily. I was thankful for the IAF in Desert Storm. If not for Operation Opera in ’79 things would certainly have been more dangerous for everyone.
    I fear for America under the terms of Bereshit 12:3. This gentile American is singing HaTikvah, loathing this uniform and praying for wisdom and courage for our Generals, the IDF/AF and Prime Minister Netanyahu. If he can carry a hallel in a bucket, I hope it’s not too late for an encore.

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  • Marc Handelsman, USA 09/26/2009 at 2:02

    It’s obvious that Israel would better off with a politically weakened President Obama. If the Obama Administration continues to bungle its foreign and domestic policies, the President could become a “lame duck” sooner. As President Obama weakens, his conservative rivals are fine-tuning their message for 2012. President Obama’s misguided engagement strategy has emboldened Iran to continue with its diabolical nuclear program. And Mr. Obama may turnout to be a “one-term wonder” that disappointed neo-liberals naïve enough to believe in him.

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  • David Francis 09/26/2009 at 8:26

    I agree 100% with Marcel. I think a weaker Obama would be better for America too. He seems bent on doing as much damage as possible in the time that he has. The scary part is, I think he knows exactly what he’s doing.
    As for Brzezinski, what an imbecile of a foreign policy adviser! In that capacity, he should be sensitive of issues affecting all nations. However, he chooses to offend all concerned except the most offensive, namely Iran.
    He completely discredits a friendship that has lasted hundreds of years between Israel and America. He blames Israel if the IAF doesn’t back down and gets shot while defending their home and literally the world. This is the logic of terrorists.
    He offends the nation of Iraq by presuming Iraqi airspace to belong to the U.S. We’re supposed to be defending Iraq from terrorists while they develop their own nation. Iraq doesn’t want a nuclear Iran either. So, he wishes to threaten their security as well.
    He offends the U.S. military in Iraq by assuming they have committed an exploitative take over of Iraq for his purpose. Just as the rest of the left world has accused the U.S. of since late 2003. He should instead commend them for defending a nation not their own.
    He did get one thing right; America is not, “impotent babies”. America does have a navy. They should be offended by omission. Isn’t the U.S. Navy capable of defending the Strait of Hormuz? I may be naive here but I should think it’s in the best interest of Yemen, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and even Iran to keep the strait open. The U.S. Navy should find good company with such a mission. That would be unthinkable for Zbigniew as God’s people could benefit from such a move.
    One happy side I hear from Joel Rosenburg, is that the more Ahmadinejad rants on like Psalm 83:2-8, the more Iranians are praying for Israel. I hear that 1.3 million Iranians are currently praying for the Jewish state. I just received an email from a Shiite Iraqi friend of mine to tell me how nice the people of Israel are. Hallelujah! When I met him he wouldn’t say the name or acknowledge the presence of Israel. Millions of Americans are praying regularly now for Israel. I ponder at what point will Obama’s administration want Ahmadinejad to shut up. Not soon enough for either side. The only good thing my small mind and human eyes can see is maybe an Iranian missile could clear the Threshing Floor. I’m curious to see how Jerusalem will be protected. At any rate I will feel safer in Jerusalem than in Washington, D.C.

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  • Tomer Elias 09/26/2009 at 8:47

    http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/25/is-ahmadinejad-a-gift-for-israel/
    looks like there is a great success to PM Netanyahu but seems like they believe that he used Iran to “dodge” the palestinain issue but lack the understanding that Iran is a much greate problem then solving the conflict with the palestinians. And ofcourse using quotes from haartze to make iran seem like a fake threat to the world used by israel to make the debate be about iran nuck instead of the Israel-Palestinian conflict

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  • Karen A. Wyle 09/26/2009 at 19:13

    A part of Brzezinski’s interview that you don’t highlight shows the depth of his anti-Israel sentiment. He speaks of “a Liberty in reverse.” The USS Liberty was a technical research vessel collecting intel, attacked by Israeli forces during the Six-Day War. Both the Israeli and U.S. governments concluded the attack was an accident, a mistake. Brzezinski apparently believes it was deliberate — otherwise, a deliberate attack on Israeli aircraft could not be “a Liberty in reverse.” (My husband, aka “The Hoosier Gadfly” (http://paulhager.org/wordpress/)) is the one who alerted me on this point.)

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  • DaveP 09/28/2009 at 2:46

    Quote:The UN’s institutional hostility toward Israel is surpassed only by that of the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
    At least these two have some excuse -the Arab league is made uo of Muslims, and the UN is made up of members who have dire need of oil. But the hostility of the state funded BBC towards Israel, has no such excuse.
    Now for Zbigniew Brzezinski. Wasn’t he the secretary of state in the Carter era? He just about got everything wrong then – both major and minor. His legacy is the Khomeini Islamist regime, whose nuclear ambitions are the cause of so much disarray in the West and Israel. So why is anyone giving him the time of day? If Obama is doing so, then it indicates the shallowness of Obama and his team.

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  • Ron Grandinetti 09/28/2009 at 13:30

    Caroline, Brzesinski is just one of a number of the liberal left wing nuts who are coming out of the woodwork in support of Obama, a dark skin Jimmy Carter resurrected.
    Bill O’Reilly in his book Culture Warrior talks about the secular progressive, disciples of George Soros.
    With the advent of Obama arriving on the scene, they are growing strong like grass seeds in early spring.
    You have to wonder what the kool-aid drinkers are thinking, “is this the same candidate Obama”? Fooled you didn’t he.
    To say Obama is not an anti-Semite is like saying birds don’t fly. He acts like a cheerleader for the Palestinians while scolding Israel for her existence.
    I personal object to his behavior towards Israel, our good friend, trusted ally and a democracy the only one in the ME.
    Obama would not think of instructing any other sovereign nation such as Canada, GB, France and Germany on how to run their governments therefore where does he come off dictating to Israel also a sovereign nation?
    His arrogance is showing more and more with his failure to convince the American public to accept his health plan and other bad programs.
    He is over exposing himself for the fool he is. Every time you tune in, he is on TV trying to sell his wares. Sometimes I think it’s like the “Big Brother” syndrome; he is watching us through the TV. A word to the wise is; be sure to turn off your TV in the bedroom, the creep.
    He has awakened Americans from the slumber and the next several elections should seal his fate as a lame duck. (Sorry ducks didn’t mean to be disrespectful).
    Israel has to avoid meeting with any of his delegates and go about their business as usual and doing what is best for Israel, remember his views do not reflect the attitude of the Americans towards Israel, they are his own and those of his administration.

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  • Julie Trevor 09/29/2009 at 0:59

    Ah, Caroline…what a wonderful piece. The last time I heard you speak it was at Restoration Weekend a couple of years ago. Your passionate words continue to echo in my soul…NEVER AGAIN!!!
    I think we’ve got Obama right where we need him to be.
    Julie

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  • Jana Rene Funkhouser 09/29/2009 at 4:32

    An enfeebled Obama is not only less of a threat to Israel, but also for those of us in the USA who love our country and those who support Israel. The glitz and glitter is quickly fading from Obama and the short-lived romance with “change” has turned to mistrust and doubt for many of us in America. Thank you Caroline for your eye-opening commentary.

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  • Captainchaos 09/29/2009 at 11:42

    Brzezinski is an interesting character. I suspect much of his foreign policy prescriptions lie in his perhaps unconscious attachment to Polish nationalism and historic antagonisms flowing there from (e.g., the liquidation of the Polish officer corps and intelligentsia at Katyn, non-Polish Party bosses who assumed control of Poland post-war). He would benefit greatly by being informed that exclusive territory, in the form of Israel, is the indispensable guarantor of the genetic continuity of the Jewish people; no less than his beloved Poland. Of course, given his neo-liberal appointments, the degree to which he actually cares for the continuation of the very being of his own people – that is their genetic continuity – and the passing own of European Man more generally, is debatable.
    Speaking for myself, I can say without hesitation that is of the highest concern to me.

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  • Marcel 09/29/2009 at 14:37

    Back in 2005 after Israeli Prime Minister Sharon ‘the Bulldozer’ was reduced to a limp noodle after his White House meeting with President Bush, word came that PM Sharon would soon ethnically cleanse all Jews from their homes and land in Gush Katif (Gaza) to please this treacherous and evil betrayer of Israel.
    P.M.Sharon was threatened by the President and it worked.
    This was hidden by almost all the media and his faithful dumb Republican voters never dug deep to find out what REALLY happened.
    Just like the loyal see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil monkeys they are they covered it up so as not to question their demi-god.
    These hypocrites and phony supporters of Israel in empty words only, even supported this fraud in the 2004 elections,2 years after he had become the first president to call for a Palestinian state and after 4 years of always restraining and pressuring Israel and rewarding the Islamic terrorists of the Palestinian variety.
    Some voices rose up to resist this evil and one of them was a Christian Pastor from Oklohama who promised to bring thousands of Christian supporters to Israel.
    It was all hot air false hope, empty hype that got the Jews targeted by President Bush hopes dashed.
    Even after this successful move by the president to begin implementing his final 2 state solution under the turncoat Sharon the faithful idiots on the right continued to suppport their evil president.
    Now they are brave to rail against the other hypocrite and evil one on the left Obama.
    You can be sure their silence will return when another fraud with an R. after his name arises.They are easily duped.
    The only reason empty talkers still offer Israel false hope of a future election to change anything is that they are the blind leading the blind as it was this pastor from Oklohama who was himself deceived by the wolf in sheeps costume Bush.
    All it takes is a good speech and a bible in hand and these slaves bow and worship on cue.
    The Pastor gave the Jews of Gush Katif false hope with usleless words of support that amounted no nothing.
    How was it that so many supporters of Israel were decieved by this snake Bush?
    They suffer from the same fatal disease of their fellow travelers the Donkey worshipers.
    It is because they are in bondage to their elephant god they worship known as GOP. Whatever has the stamp of the elephant is holy to theses blind fools.
    The Republican party like it’s sister the Democrat party have the final solution Road Map to divide Israel as their Party Platform so it is a lie that a replacemet for Obama will do anything good for Israel.Your only hope is in God and wicked, perverted America is cursed ,finished.

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  • Dan from Piter 10/01/2009 at 0:47

    While I appreciate Caroline’s brilliant journalistic style and ability to “tell it like it is” (w/o nods to political correctness etc) – I would object her consistent portrayal of Obama’s administration as sworn (albeit denying that) enemies of Israel who only think about giving its blood to its REAL enemies – we all know who they are. I disagree that “the best Obama is a weakened one” (paraphrasing famous saying). His team did attempt to apply “even handed” approach to the Israel-Arab conflict resolution but it obviously didn’t work b/c Arabs are not willing to negotiate peace seriously as we all know. But there are signs that they (Obama team) learn at least on their mistakes – which I couldn’t say about “team Bush” and adjust their standing. That applies to the hyped issues of “settlements” (which I agree are very very minor issue compared to Arab incitement and refusal to recognize Israel as Jewish state). Here’s what Netaniyahu said on the subject in his recent CNN interview:
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    BLITZER: Mr. Prime Minister, there was an op-ed article written in “The New York Times” back in July by an Israeli journalist named Aluf Benn, who writes for the “Haaretz” newspaper. And, among other things, he said that President Obama is ignoring Israel, has not visited Israel, even though he’s been to several Arab countries, and he’s not reaching out to the Israeli people, the way he’s reaching out to the Arab and Muslim world. He hasn’t given any interviews, as far as I know, to the Israeli press, for example, or Israeli television. Do you agree with that assessment?
    NETANYAHU: I think that people should not rush to judgment. I think that these are two new administrations, my own new government and the new government in Washington. We have found a way to communicate. I think we have resolved a lot of the issues between us. We can have differences. That happens among the best of friends. It even happens in our own families.
    But I think there’s a growing closeness that I have found. What people don’t know – and I’m not referring to the public diplomacy – but I want to tell you something about private diplomacy. There’s virtually not a day that goes by that the Obama administration and my own government don’t communicate on a very senior level on very important matters in a very confidential and respectful way.
    And I say that advisedly. I’m choosing my words carefully. There’s barely a day that goes by without that happening. So, that should give you some indication of the growing, of the closeness of that relationship. And it’s getting better, for sure. There’s no question about it.
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    I know I will draw ire of most of readers of this blog – but let us all try to be more fact based and unbiased – after all that’s what Israel demands on UN and other institutions that “investigate” Gaza operation. Thanks!

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  • Claudia 10/02/2009 at 0:50

    While the analysis is great my concern is how to stop this Obama creep from destroying all of us and our respective countries. Bush at least is a Christian and saw things from that perspective, and still did things that I do not consider good for my country. Such as not stopping Islamic immigration after 9/11. Frankly we still treat the Saudi’s as though they are our friends, and they ARE NOT! Bush could have taken out the suspected Iranian nuclear sites at any time from Iraq. What kind of morons really believe it is for tiny Israel to solve the “Iranian problem” because they are threatened? So are we, and we aren’t doing it!

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  • Frank 10/02/2009 at 1:10

    That Obama does what he does is understandable – he’s a Jew-hating, empty-headed Moslem, doing some behind-the-scenes-big-boy’s bidding. That his Jewish supporters can participate in this destruction of America and Israel – this is the real amazement.

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  • AugurwelI 10/03/2009 at 9:16

    Politics and Religion – good for the indigestion, there’s left and right and right and wrong as far as I’m concerned.
    Democrats have their origin in the slave states… the irony of Obama… (rhetorical)
    As a good colonel once said when surrounded by nazia in Bastogne ‘Nutz’

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  • firejoe3 10/03/2009 at 19:37

    Caroline,
    Every time I watch Obama and his attempts at foreign policy, I’m reminded of the words of Thomas Paine: “Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing it’s true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.”

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  • Paul Kotik 10/04/2009 at 18:47

    Thought Experiment:
    If Barack Hussein Obama were an Iranian sleeper agent tasked with attaining the US Presidency and then degrading the US strategic position relative to the Islamic Axis, what would he have done differently, and what would be doing differently now?

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  • Marcel 10/05/2009 at 15:21

    Letter to an acquantiance.
    Dear J.
    I don’t think Afghanistan is the last stroke of the hand or pen,it’s just one on many wars that have worn out our military and wasted hundreds of billlions of dollars.
    For some time I’ve seen that America under God’s curse will fail at everything,so the government/media is reduced to lying about how great everything is and holding confrences and meetings where blah,blah,blah is all that’s accomplished.
    The Bush Clinton,Bush criminals have brought America to the point of no return,the price of their destroy Israel by peace scheme.
    Genesis 12:3 is in effect and Obama is just leading the final charge over the cliff.
    Back in the mid 90’s when I saw the remains of the public transport bus on Jaffa and Sari Yisrael St. in Jerusalem where a Palestinian suicide bomber killed so many men women and children and heard the Bully US incessant pressure for Israel to restrain it’s response for their fake peace I knew God was going to start killing young American’s for this evil.
    It happened with the Afghan and Iraq war and continues with no end in sight.
    They are repeats of the failed Vietnam war only with terminal consequences.
    Our enemies see us as vunerable and worn out ,a perfect time to make their move against us.
    I still think the end (US) is tied to Iran’s EVENTUAL surprise move.
    They have patiently worked towards their goal for some time and are very close to the endgame.
    So far no EU figure is speaking great things and blasphemies.
    Islam is making great moves in Europe and in the US with the help of the godless left.It’s God’s judgment on the west and Israel suffers the same judgment for their faithless ways.
    God has allowed Israel to get pushed up against the wall where they will have to push back hard against Islam.
    The vise squeezes until there is a counter reaction.
    Jeremiah 51 :17-26 is what God is up to that most Christians don’t see.
    Watching,

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  • David Francis 10/06/2009 at 13:24

    Maybe Dan from Piter can chime in from his rose window but to answer Paul Kotik, I can’t imagine anything done differently. If Paul’s thoughts are true, Barak’s cover is getting thin. That so many would still support him baffles me. Since last November’s election, I’ve feared America is in the “last daze”. So far things have progressed as I suspected.

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  • kotzabasis 10/07/2009 at 12:42

    In these most dangerous times when Western civilization is under a mortal threat by apocalyptic zealots, Obama’s irretrievably political naivety and idealistic foreign policy ‘divinations’ against irreconcilable implacable foes, makes him the most dangerous president ever to occupy the White House. And as Caroline states sagely, only a politically weak Obama can prevent him from implementing policies that would fracture America from its close allies and would in turn seriously endanger the vital interests of the civilized world, and indeed, of Israel, which being an outpost of Western civilization among barbarians is at the forefront fighting fanatical Islam.

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  • philruby 10/23/2009 at 2:06

    I, as a citizen of the United States, must apologize for the way our president has acted toward Israel. You have long been a close ally, even friend, to the U.S. I am almost ashamed of our leader’s ignorance of the truth about our relationship.
    Furthermore, I believe that most Americans feel that same. I hope that soon we can turn our direction around.
    Sincerely,
    Phil

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