Tonight President Obama appears on the Larry King show to spend one full hour with King and the 14 people in Kings audience. Luckily the transcript of the interview has already been posted as to spare us from the trauma of having to watch King fall asleep on his own show.
King asked the POTUS questions about the important news of the day, such as Lebron James staying in Cleveland, but he did have time for some of the less important issues such as the Guerrilla Flotilla. The President in his best passive/aggressive style pushed the Jewish State directly under the bus:
OBAMA: The United States, with the other members of the U.N. Security Council said very clearly that we condemned all the acts that led up to this violence. It was a tragic situation. You’ve got loss of life that was unnecessary. So we are calling for an effective investigation of everything that happened. I think the Israelis are going to agree to that an investigation of international standards because they recognize that this can’t be good for Israel’s long-term security.
This is what the President said, we condemned what Israel did, they unnecessarily killed people, OH and we need an investigation because we don’t have any idea what happened.
If that sounds familiar it is because he has done it before, when he said I don’t know not having been there, or knowing all the facts, its fair to say that the Cambridge police acted stupidly.
Our President loves to make judgments about people he doesn’t particularly like, be it a police force in Cambridge, Mass., or a Nation of Jewish people in the Middle East. But he’s not done:
Here’s what we’ve got. You’ve got a situation in which Israel has legitimate security concerns when they’ve got missiles raining down on cities along the Israel/Gaza border. I’ve been to those towns and seen the holes that were made by missiles coming through people’s bedrooms. Israel has a legitimate concern there. On the other hand you’ve got a blockage up that is preventing people in Palestinian Gaza from having job opportunities and being able to create businesses and engage in trade and have opportunity for the future.
What the President neglects to mention is that the easiest way to solve the “on the other hand,” is for Hamas to renounce terrorism. But that would be standing up to terrorism. Since January of 2009 the official position of the United States Government is not to stand up to terror, but to appease terror. It is the perceived weakness of the United States in dealing with terror that caused this Guerrilla Flotilla in the first place. The terrorists know that under the Obama administration the US no longer has Israel’s back.
I think what’s important right now is that we break out of the current impasse, use this tragedy as an opportunity so that we figure out, how can we meet Israel’s security concerns, but at the same time start opening up opportunity for Palestinians, work with all parties concerned — the Palestinian authority, the Israelis, the Egyptians and others — and I think Turkey can have a positive voice in this whole process once we’ve worked through this tragedy. And bring everybody together to figure out how can we get a two-state solution where the Palestinians and Israelis can live side by side in peace and security.
UH OH its Cambridge time again, it sounds like the President wants a beer summit.
KING: Premature then, to condemn Israel?
OBAMA: I think that we need to know what all the facts are. But it’s not premature to say to the Israelis and to say to the Palestinians, and to say to all the parties in the region that the status quo is unsustainable. We have been trying to do this piecemeal for decades now. It just doesn’t work.
You’ve got to have a situation in which the Palestinians have real opportunity and Israel’s neighbors recognize Israel’s legitimate security concerns and are committed to peace
Notice that he doesn’t answer the question. Because to President Obama it is never premature to bash Israel. Peacemeal??? No where does the President mention that twice, once at the end of the Clinton administration and once at the end of the Bush administration, the Palestinians were offered a deal that gave them 98% of what they wanted, twice they walked away. That’s not peacemeal, that is not wanting peace. Mr. President if you want to advance the prospect of peace, stop throwing Israel under the bus, and consider criticizing the party that does not want peace, the Palestinians.