Jerusalem Incensed Over White House Leak
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  • Mark Michael

    The more I see of Obama’s foreign policy, the more I think the unthinkable: The description of his lengthy background with the small community of American closet socialists – as probably best documented by Stanley Kurtz’s book “Radical-in-Chief: The Untold Story of American Socialism” – reflects the real Obama. He really would like to see our foreign policy change in the direction those closet socialists want it to change. Well, if he could get away with it without worrying about/triggering serious political blowback.

    Examples: he really was steamed about the Egyptian military removing Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi from the presidency. His withholding military aid reflects that and clearly upset both the Egyptians and Saudis. (The long-time agreement from the late 1970s Camp David Peace Accords included this kind of “bribe,” as problematic as I might find it 35 years later.) He’s given numerous signals that American Muslims of various stripe are “victim groups” deserving affirmative action. He’s been giving the Israelis the back of his hand repeatedly since he took office; the above post documents just the latest example. His “soft on the Iranian Mullahs” position is well-known, much to the consternation of Israel, the Saudis, and our other Persian Gulf allies. In this hemisphere, he’s been soft on the Cubans, Nicaraguans, Ecuadorians, Bolivians, Brazilians – all with their tedious leftist “anti-Yankee” governments. Then there’s the U.K. and removing the bust of Churchill from the Oval Office, seeing the U.K. (and now France) get stiffed in his erratic, meandering foreign policy direction for the Middle East and Africa. Victor Davis Hanson, Andrew Klavan, and Roger L. Simon all have written columns wondering what gives with him – and by extension, his advisors, and the entire Democratic Party foreign policy elite.

  • Corlyss

    Was there anyone on the planet who DIDN’T know it was Israel that struck the Syrian base? Seriously?

    • f1b0nacc1

      Much as I despise this administration, this is really along the lines of Inspector Reynaud’s objection (“I am shocked, SHOCKED, that gambling is going on here”)…

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