Friday, March 26, 2010

Obama snubs another U.S. ally

This is very troubling. Barack Obama, who represents the United States of America, walked out on a key ally who was visiting the White House. Fox News reported:
For a head of government to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Benjamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip viewed in Jerusalem as a humiliation.

After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on settlements, Obama walked out of his meeting with Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisers and “let me know if there is anything new”, a U.S. congressman, who spoke to the Prime Minister, said.
Not only was he snubbed, but the fear of tapped phone lines caused Mr. Netanyahu to leave the White House for communication purposes, according to the Times of London:
With the atmosphere so soured by the end of the evening, the Israelis decided that they could not trust the telephone line they had been lent for their consultations. Mr Netanyahu and Ehud Barak, his Defence Minister, went to the Israeli Embassy to ensure that the Americans were not listening in.
This incident should be protested by Republican representatives because Barack Obama is endangering American national security by snubbing key allies while snuggling up to our enemies.


Joy Jackson said...

I couldn't agree more. When I read how Netanyahu had been treated, I was appalled. For the President of this country to treat a head of another country, and one who is an ally, in this manner is unthinkable. He was not negotiating with a car salesman on a deal.

Lynn R. Mitchell said...

I heard Glenn Beck talking about it as I was driving and couldn't believe what I was hearing. This man is single-handedly destroying the years of friendships we have built up with countries around the world.

When Fidel Castro and the United Nations both hail "ObamaCare" as a wonderful thing, we know we're in trouble.

There is much work to do. Americans have to save America.