Barack Obama has gotten some criticism for taking meetings with hosts of The View rather than with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Maybe Bibi should've gotten himself a show on TLC if he wanted a face-to-face with the president.
As it is, he'll have to settle for a phone call…
Obama spent only 24 hours in New York for the UN General Assembly earlier this week before Netanyahu arrived, and the Israeli leader will meet Secretary of State Hillary Clinton later on Thursday instead of Obama.
"I expect the president will have a follow-up phone call with the prime minister probably Friday," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters…
It said the president's schedule, as he campaigns hard for re-election, did not allow him to be in New York at the same time as Netanyahu, who is demanding Washington establish public red lines for Iran over its nuclear program.
That's a little impersonal, considering the threat Netanyahu described in his speech before the U.N. General Assembly. Bibi, who's drawn more "red lines" than a mortgage banker in a rough neighborhood, described the nuclear threat to Israel with a simple chart…
It seems that Wile E. Coyote is only 10% away from a fully functional ACME bomb.
With Netanyahu taking the problem of nuclear proliferation so seriously, he warrants at least a Facebook poke in addition to a phone call.
Tags: Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Israel, United Nations