Thursday, September 13, 2012

Obama - American President or Celebrity President ?

Today I learned some astonishing news that actually left me with my mouth hanging open as I heard it. President Obama has chosen to meet with the current head of the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, while at the same time miffing America's number one stable ally in the region, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The news of the snub comes from a source in the Israeli government who wished anonymity. “The White House has got back to us and said it appears a meeting is not possible. It said that the president’s schedule will not permit that”.

Netanyahu wanted to confer with President Obama over the growing hostility and unrest being thrown at Israel from the top two leaders of the Iranian government, Ayatolla Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This happens after Mr. Obama surprisingly announced that Egypt can no longer be considered an American ally. In an interview with NBC News Obama clearly stated, “I don’t think that we would consider (Egypt) an ally.” Yet, this same non-ally, now led by one of the most radical elements within Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood, known for its strong anti-American, anti-Israeli stance has been given an open door invite with the leader of the free world, while America's staunchest ally in the entire Middle East is told, No thanks, don't have time for you; even though that very same ally is now under missile threat from a nuclear hungry Iran.

One other little item came across my desk this morning and it too is related to why Obama cannot find the time to meet with the leader of an ally. It would seem, as related by the statement from the unnamed Israeli official, that the President's schedule is just too full. With the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood given an invitation for a nice chat, and now -- What's that? Oh, President Obama has an engagement to appear on David Letterman's The Late Show. Oh, I see. Well, why didn't you say so from the very beginning. Now I fully understand why the President of the United States cannot possibly have time to talk with an ally about a problem in the Middle East that will likely drag the entire world into a nuclear war. He HAS to go on Letterman!

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