President Petulant Possibly Considering Rolling Back Protection Of Israel

There’s an old saying: it’s not personal, it’s politics. Another one is politicians need to have thick skins. There’s another from Groucho Marx that says Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. That last one doesn’t necessarily apply, but it does highlight one of the ways Obama “governs”.

Anyhow, Obama is the kind of politician who takes everything very personally, well beyond what is healthy for the country. And unhealthy for our allies, as well

(Politico) In the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive re-election, the Obama administration is revisiting longtime assumptions about America’s role as a shield for Israel against international pressure.

Angered by Netanyahu’s hard-line platform towards the Palestinians, top Obama officials would not rule out the possibility of a change in American posture at the United Nations, where the U.S. has historically fended off resolutions hostile to Israel.

They can say “top officials” all they want; this policy would not be considered without the guidance of Obama and Valerie Jarrett.

While saying it was “premature” to discuss Washington’s policy response, the official wouldn’t rule out a modified American posture at the United Nations, where the U.S. has long fended off resolutions critical of Israeli settlement activity and demanding its withdrawal from Palestinian territories.

“We are signaling that if the Israeli government’s position is no longer to pursue a Palestinian state, we’re going to have to broaden the spectrum of options we pursue going forward,” the official said.

There will supposedly be no change regarding the U.S. support for Israel financially nor militarily (yet). That said, relations between the White House and Israel have not been particularly cordial during the entire time Obama has been president. And, regarding Obama

Pretty much. After 6 years of Obama in the White House, we shouldn’t expect anything else. With the Clinton’s in office the phrase was the politics of personal destruction. With Obama it is all politics are personal, in a manner one would see amongst teenage girls. And Obama seems hellbent on forcing Israel to cede land they won in multiple wars in which Israel was attacked, and to cede land to a group of made up people who continuously attack Israel and its citizens in terrorist attacks. Of course, Leftist doctrine proclaims Israel as the bad guy. For daring to defend itself. As Scott Hinderaker notes

The administration’s critique goes on and on, as you will see if you follow the link. The bottom line is that we now have, in the United States, an administration that is friendly to the Islamic extremists in Iran who consider us to be the “Great Satan,” who hang homosexuals from cranes, who torture and kill those who want democracy, who have ICBMs and eagerly seek nuclear weapons with which to attack us and our allies. All of that is fine with the Obama administration, apparently. But the administration is bitterly hostile to the only actual democracy in the Middle East–the one place in the region where women in burkas can vote.

The Obama administration has been less than cordial with most of the U.S.’s allies, but none less than Israel.

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