President Obama is really going all out trying to punish Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Since Bibi’s speech to congress was announced, the Obama administration has leaked criticism of Netanyahu and Ambassador Dermer to the NY Times, sent one of his advisers to help a group partially funded by the State Department to defeat Netanyahu’s reelection bid. He allowed his Secretary of State and Vice President to give Netanyahu’s opponent campaign fodder with a very public meeting in Munich, the Boycott of the Congressional Black Caucus and the letter to the Speaker by my congressman and political hack, Steve Israel. Then there was the leak to WAPOs David Ignatius claiming that Israel was leaking information about the Iran talks but the same information was reported three months earlier and sourced to an Iranian website, and the State Department’s warning about travel to Israel issued on Feb. 18th.
The latest Obama volley at Israel and Netanyahu comes from NBC News (via my friend Ken Shephard of Newsbusters). It is a slickly produced video about the charges of spending too much on household expenses by the Prime Minister and his wife. Funny I don’t remember NBC News producing “cartoon videos” about any other foreign leaders accused of spending too much on personal expenses. How about one on the Palestinian leadership who have taken billions of foreign aid and deposited the money in Swiss bank accounts.
No because that wouldn’t advance Obama’s agenda. NBC is the loyal lapdog of the Obama administration.