Oh my God! Did you guys hear about that speech on the Middle East that President Obama gave earlier today?
I didn't really get a chance to listen to or read anything about what he said. However — based upon the reactions to the speech ("Obama is now ready to advocate the next step of his plan to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth") — I gather that he advocated sawing around Israel's border and pushing it out to sea. And I think that is simply unacceptable! I am wholeheartedly opposed to such sawing and pushing action.
Mitt Romney has my back on this…
"President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus. He has disrespected Israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace," Romney said in a statement. "He has also violated a first principle of American foreign policy, which is to stand firm by our friends," added the former Massachusetts governor.
Ditto Tim Pawlenty…
"President Obama’s insistence on a return to the 1967 borders is a mistaken and very dangerous demand," Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, said in a statement… "To send a signal to the Palestinians that America will increase its demands on our ally Israel, on the heels of the Palestinian Authority’s agreement with the Hamas terrorist organization, is a disaster waiting to happen," said Pawlenty.
Exactly! Total under-the-bus maneuver and a disaster waiting to happ– Wait, what? A return to the 1967 borders for Israel-Palestine? Like, what both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were negotiating with Israel and Palestine for?
So, he's not planning on casting Israel out to sea? Oh, I see…
Well, I'm still really really angry!
(Can somebody please explain to me why I'm so angry?)
(via Andrew Sullivan)
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Tags: Barack Obama, Israel, Middle East, Mitt Romney, Palestine, Primaries, Republicans, Tim Pawlenty