I'm sorry, but a lie is a lie is a lie.
During Obama and Netanyahu's joint press conference in Israel, Obama said this:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I think the only thing I would add is that our intelligence cooperation on this issue, the consultation between our militaries, our intelligence, is unprecedented. And the -- there is not a lot of light -- a lot of daylight between our countries' assessments in terms of where Iran is right now.
I think that what Bibi alluded to, which is absolutely correct, is each country has to make its own decisions when it comes to the awesome decision to engage in any kind of military action. And Israel is differently situated than the United States, and I would not expect that the prime minister would make a decision about his country's security and defer that to any other country, any more than the United States would defer our decisions about what was important for our national security.Where I come from this is what we call a "lie."
A "lie" is when a person knowingly tells a falsehood. When Barack Obama says that Israel is free to make its own decisions concerning its own defense, it is a lie. We know that it is a lie because recent history clearly demonstrates that the Obama administration is entirely opposed to Israeli self-defense.
The reason that we know that Barack Obama is entirely opposed to Israeli (i.e., Jewish) self-defense is because the historical record shows that on at least two occasions he has thwarted Jewish self-defense. The first example of this particular truth is when Obama sought to prevent Israel from militarily eliminating Iran's nuclear bomb-making capability despite the fact that Iran has made overt genocidal threats toward the Jewish State. The second example was upon the initiation of "Pillar of Defense" when, last November, Hillary Clinton was sent in to stop Israel from retaliating against Hamas. Not only is the Hamas' charter a Nazi-like document in that it calls for the genocide of the Jews but they sought to make good on that threat throughout the entirety of last year, culminating in hundreds of rockets shot toward S'derot and Ashkelon just prior to Clinton's arrival.
Thus the only reasonable conclusion that one can draw is that Obama is lying.
each country has to make its own decisions when it comes to the awesome decision to engage in any kind of military action.
That is the sound of president Barack Obama standing before the world and lying through his teeth.
Now, Barack Obama is going to speak many words while in Jerusalem and Ramallah and most of those words, as I mentioned yesterday, will be what Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. called "hokum and trumpery," which is what I would tend to call "bullshit." But, y'know, we expect bullshit from politicians. Nonetheless, I also think that when politicians maliciously lie directly into our faces it's probably not a terrible idea to note the lie.
I will give Obama some credit, however, which is not something that happens very often in these pages.
To his credit, Obama has not yet caused any serious damage in his trip to Israel and for that I find myself quite grateful.
Let's hope that Obama keeps up the good work. I wouldn't count on it, but we can certainly hope.