Sunday, March 4, 2012

Obama Wants To Be Judged By His Deeds

Obama Wants To Be Judged By His DeedsCommentary by Sanford D. Horn
March 4, 2012

Am I the only one who felt a little bit ill watching Barack Hussein Obama read his speech before AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) on Sunday, March 04? OK, a lot ill.

First Israeli President Shimon Peres applauded Obama in a speech that was akin to a big wet kiss on the mouth – and an open mouth at that. Yuck. Sorry for the visual, but it has to be said. Peres, a great Israeli patriot, who has seen his time come and go, extolled the virtues of Obama as if he were the savior of all things – much like Obama himself believes. Peres has been reading too many of Obama’s speeches.

Obama bloviated about how he has stood shoulder to shoulder unwaveringly with Israel more than any other American president and how he is looking forward to another pleasant meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While neither of which couldn’t be further from the truth, Obama was right about one thing. On more than one occasion Obama said man is to be judged by his deeds and not by his words. That is absolutely correct and worthy of review.

Obama’s relationship with Israel has been tepid at best, and that’s with much generosity. He has yet to visit Israel, while the first excursion to the Middle East was to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, June 3 and 4, 2009.

During the 2008 primary campaign Obama often said he would sit down with Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who repeatedly said it was the goal of the Islamic nation to wipe Israel from the map as well as deny the occurrence of the Holocaust. Where can one go from there when those are the hard and fast beliefs of a despot who is feverishly moving toward nuclear capabilities for the purpose of carrying out his promise?

While Obama has said he opposes a nuclear Iran, he also madly attempts to thwart Israel’s efforts to eradicate such a possibility as it did against Iraq in 1982. And while Obama turns a blind eye to a possible nuclear Iran, he is feverishly working to drastically reduce the nuclear capabilities of the United States from over 5,000 to fewer than 300. Apparently Obama did not learn from Ronald Reagan’s credo of peace through strength.

Nor does Obama have a sense of history, calling for Israel to return to their 1967 borders. This would have been certain suicide for the Jewish state as their enemies, by which they are surrounded, would be even closer still to the tiny nation, leaving its defenses even more tenuous. Does this sound like the suggestion of an ally and supporter?

On a more personal front, Obama’s relationship with Netanyahu has also been distant and difficult. From abandoning Netanyahu during a prior White House meeting to an open microphone conversation with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in November 2011 where Obama spoke shabbily of the Israeli Prime Minister.

Responding to Sarkozy calling Netanyahu a liar, Obama said “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you.” While supporting a Palestinian state, thus rewarding the continual bad behavior of terror, Obama has been hostile toward the United States’ only reliable ally in the region – Israel.

Sadly, judging by the fervor of the applause, having watched the Peres and Obama speeches from the annual AIPAC gathering on C-SPAN, it was painfully obvious that the audience gobbled up Obama’s disingenuous, tuchus-kissing words like lox and bagels following the Yom Kippur fast.

Pay attention to Obama’s deeds. He has not earned your vote this November. Please don’t blindly throw it away.

Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.

1 comment:

  1. I heard Netanyahu's speech and was/am extremely impressed. He doesn't worry how the world looks at him or his country. He thinks of his people and country, not how others think. I wish we had a leader!