Oh, so the Obama administration is angry with Israel, according to the New York Times, via The Weekly Standard:
The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House.
The outrage the episode has incited within President Obama’s inner circle became clear in unusually sharp criticism by a senior administration official who said that the Israeli ambassador, Ron Dermer, who helped orchestrate the invitation, had repeatedly placed Mr. Netanyahu’s political fortunes above the relationship between Israel and the United States.
The official who made the comments to The New York Times would not be named…
Well obvs, I would not want to be identified, either. Because then I would lose my job, and who wants to job hunt in Obama’s economy?
Seriously though, the Obama White House usually prides itself on not getting angry. It wants America to believe they are the ‘cool’ White House, The White House that lets you stay up late and eat chocolate cool guy. Still in control – always in control, but cool as ice.
Like so cool that we won’t even say ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ or get ticked at Iran. But those Jewish people? UGH. How dare you?
Why is Obama having a fit like a petulant child? Like all of us, he has a vision. He wanted to be the one who went down in history as the hero of a Palestinian State. Now that isn’t going to happen, so he throws a tantrum. Nicely done, if you’re a toddler and not a President.
Israel, in reality, has nothing to do with Obama’s delusions of grandeur. His own speech in Cairo set the disatourous pace of policy between the United States and much of the Muslim world:
I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. …
There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from each other; to respect one another; and to seek common ground. As the Holy Koran tells us, “Be conscious of God and speak always the truth.”
But the truth is that Obama’s policies haven’t ameliorated the crisis in Islam or lessened the discord between Islam and the West. They have worsened the discord and exacerbated the crisis. Obama’s policies of retreat have strengthened radical Islam, and undermined those in the Muslim world who do believe in “justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
Of course Obama is looking for a scapegoat. He has been doing so his entire presidency. Israel is just convenient to blame, because they are solution oriented, not Obama-oriented.
So we have a desperate, angry president, who will do anything to validate his failed foreign policy. At least the Republican party and the conservative movement—and most of the American people—stand with Israel and against President Obama. We have to start somewhere.
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie