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    Bibi Makes The Case

    Bibi Makes The Case

    Some people are referring to this as a smackdown, but I don’t think so.  Netanyahu made the case which needs to be made, and has been made before (via Uncoverage):

    The key thing is, Netanyahu did not use the word “expect” because that would have caused mass OUTRAGE! and INDIGNATION! and would have required us to JUMP TO OBAMA’S DEFENSE!

    Instead, it was just Netanyahu making Israel’s case in a dignified and persuasive manner.

    Update:  Be sure to check out this video of a young Bibi.

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    Barak Obama looked like an indignant child, with his hand on his chin and his squint eyed glare at Netanyahu.

    What a joke all the moronic journos and their insulted feelings, including Neil Cavuto, "Our President is belittled". Netanyahu is fighting for the right of a Biblical race to homestead on a thousands of years historical settlement and all these idiots can do is critique this decision like the conception of the state happened when Obama was elected.

    Bibi To Obamity Boo

    MossyMo, you're wrong. Cyrus Vance wrote in his biography that Jimmie Carter had plans to dismantle the Jewish state had he been re-elected. FDR may have turned his back on the European Jews that were suffering under the Nazis, and refused them entry to the U.S., but unlike Carter, FDR did not go out of his way to pander to the Arabs, which Carter continues to do to this day.

    The people of Israel are very lucky to have someone like Bibi. If they had an empty suit like us, they'd be gonners for sure.

    Embracing the pre-'67 borders of Israel as a condition precedent to moving forward in the Middle Eastern peace talks, as was articulated by President Obama in his Middle East speech, may ultimately be viewed as a major foreign policy blunder by the Obama Administration. Only time can tell that.

    Hopefully, the Administration will quickly gauge the response and find a way to walk this back in order to try another way to get the talks back on track. If they don't, this could become an intractable obstacle to negotiations.

    Even in the near term, it it is hard to imagine how this could have been seen as providing a viable basis for spurring the inertia that had developed over the talks, or how it could jog a renewal track in the negotiations.

    And attempting to jam it to Bibi just as he was visiting was really bad form.

    Maybe Obama felt that the operation against Osama Bin Laden somehow required him to take some concrete action to smooth over Muslim sensibilities, and this was just the first political opening to present itself? Who knows?

    I don't think so, however, because given his considered reliance on Samantha Power, this must have been something he has wanted to do for a while.

    But even given that, it really is hard to imagine how President Obama trapped himself in this manner, given news coverage suggesting that there was vigorous opposition by many within the White House to the inclusion of that non-starter in his speech.

    One of the first appointments that Obama made at the start of his Administration was George Mitchell as the Middle Eastern envoy. Mitchell suddenly resigned recently, and his resignation took effect today.

    Was he pressured by the President to accept that shift in US policy as a fait accompli, a condition upon which future negotiations would have to be based, and chose to leave rather than be cast into an impossible negotiating stance?

    And what will Hillary do now? It is hard to imagine she favored this during the internal debate that took place.

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