What’s that saying about ‘the pot calling the kettle black’?
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest characterized Netanyahu’s suggestion that Arabs were voting ‘in droves’ against him as a “cynical Election Day tactic” and questions Netanyahu’s commitment to peace.
In other words, Barack Obama doesn’t approve of cynical election day tactics.
Let me see now; I wonder who said the following:
“Let me be clear. Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable … any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”
Read that last bit again:
“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”
Today Obama, furious that he lost the Israeli elections, is reportedly planning on punishing Netanyahu – and all of Israel – by supporting the Palestinian terrorists’ position on statehood. A unilateral move that entirely ignores every single one of the above commitments.
Remember that the above are the words of Barack Obama. In his defence, he spoke them while he was candidating for election to the Presidency.
He spoke them before he became President Obama. Once elected, he no longer needed to keep to his word.
And today he professes indignation over an Israeli statesman whom he accuses of “cynical election day tactics”…
Candidate Obama, who through outright dishonesty and blatant lying managed to fool sufficient numbers of Americans into voting for him, turning him into President Obama, now accuses Benjamin Netanyahu of using “cynical election day tactics” to retain the premiership.
After receiving a massive barracking (no pun intended) in the press for being just about the only leader of a democratic nation not to congratulate Netanyahu on his electoral win, Obama waited a few days and then, shamed into action, chose to call the Israeli premier at two-thirty in the morning.
The sheer immaturity, the back-biting, spiteful puerility and spoilt-girl antics of the current incumbent of the White House are unsurpassed in the annals of diplomacy.
Obama needs to acknowledge that he lost his election campaign in Israel. It may be galling to Obama, especially bearing in mind the significant sums of US taxpayer dollars spent on the Israeli election campaign, but he needs to reconcile himself to the fact that, scarcely surprisingly, the Israeli electorate chose – well – they chose an ISRAELI to lead the nation, rather than the proxy favoured by a massively discredited American who already leads his own nation. Well, kind of…
Barack: get over it, you lost the Israeli election. Now get on with your life. And leave Israel to do what it needs to do to live its own life in its troubled neck of the woods.