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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:12 AM

Barack Obama: Conceited-in-chief

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Source: The Jerusalem Post

... "With less than a week to go before Israelis go to the polls, the occupant of the White House decided to take time out of his busy schedule and brazenly interfere in the Jewish state’s election campaign.

In a barely-concealed leak to journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic magazine, Obama launched a stinging broadside against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Goldberg wrote that after the president was informed of Netanyahu’s decision to build in E-1, which would connect Jerusalem with Ma’aleh Adumim, Obama “didn’t even bother getting angry.”

“He told several people,” Goldberg said, “that this sort of behavior on Netanyahu’s part is what he has come to expect, and he suggested that he has become inured to what he sees as self-defeating policies of his Israeli counterpart.” Furthermore, Goldberg noted, “in Obama’s view, Netanyahu is moving his country down a path toward near-total isolation.”

... "This is not your run-of-themill arrogance. It is hostility wrapped in condescension and swathed in disdain. With this latest shot across Israel’s bow, the commanderin- chief has taken upon himself a new role, that of the conceited-in-chief...

Read more: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=299836

I wonder if the writer sees the utter hypocrisy here.

Have they forgotten that Netanyahu starred in an ad broadcasted in Florida last year with a variant of Romney's own stump speeches?
("The world needs American strength, not apologies." )

Have they forgotten the red carpet treatment Romney received in Israel during a visit last year?

Have they forgotten how Netanyahu's office leaked reports that President Obama had declined to meet him for a hastily arranged visit to the US?

In fact, have they forgotten Netanyahu's soft campaigning for Romney during the penultimate stages of the election?

Like it or not, the President's observation is not new, and it is shared by many. A real friend would tell the truth, not act like psychopant. Netanyahu's hawkish policies are to blame here - it's that simple.

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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:14 AM

1. this is not breaking news

it says opinion right upfront.

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