“I don’t think any of us can be satisfied that America’s recent foreign policy has made Israel more secure.” From Obama’s AIPAC speech.
So defeating a tyrant who funded Palestinian suicide bombing, rewarded the families and made suidice terrorism an honourable position…was a bad policy decision and badly affected Israel? He does mention the Israel’s security “been put at greater risk, both because of renewed threats from implacable enemies like Iran, Hizbullah and Hamas, and because of policy choices by the United States.”
While it is good that he acknowledges reality in the case of the enemies, he is being dishonest by tying the enemies of Israel’s existence to opposition or implied opposition to US foreign policy choices. Rather than acknowledge the ideological oppostion to the presence of Jews in the Middle East and the committment to Islamist politics as a self-sustaining dynamic, Obama has bought into the cognitive egocentricism of his academic pals, by assuming that the responses and choices of Israel’s enemies are driven by US foreign policy. In essence, he is still whitewashing the open public statements of the enemies of Israel, choosing to believe what he has been told or decides that the enemies of Israel believe what he would wish them to believe.
While it is good that he is openly committed to Israeli security, one does have to wonder how far he will take that committment . If Israel refuses to hand over strategically vital portions of territory or to divide Jerusalem to appease the blood thirsty thugs of the PA and Hamas, will he declare that Israel is no longer committed to peace and give a de facto green light to Israel’s enemies that the US will not protect Israel from the “follies” of her foreign policy choices. Or more likely, he’ll threaten Israel with cutting military and financial aid in order to force her into compromising her security – breaking his AIPAC promise. Perhaps this therefore demonstrates that he was merely manoeuvring in front of the Jewish vote – why worry about the Jewish vote? Since they always vote Democrat by 2-1? Because if he endorsed the statements of his advisors, then he might have the possibility of trouble across the US public – not the Jewish vote – since the US public has always been committed to Israel.


2 Responses to Stupidity?

  1. JOS says:

    Obama committed to Israel? He’s talking out of both sides of his mouth. He wrote,
    “Throughout the Middle East, we must harness American power to reinvigorate American diplomacy. Tough-minded diplomacy…could bring success even when dealing with long-standing adversaries such as Iran and Syria…we should not hesitate to talk directly to Iran.”
    Obama see himself as the “great uniter” and I believe that should Israel come between him and attaining an Islamic consensus, he’d turn his back on them.
    – JOS

  2. wien1938 says:

    Thanks for the comment JOS! “Tough minded diplomacy”…hmm. Sounds like, “you can’t have a sweetie, until you tidy your room.”

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