Saturday, November 1, 2014

Netanyahu Deserves Better from Obama

“There is a triple standard when it comes to Israel. There is a standard for dictatorships, there is a standard for democracies, and there is still a third standard for the democracy called Israel. Why is that the case? Because old traditions die hard, and anti-Semitism is a very old tradition.” – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 10/25/14

Netanyahu Deserves Better from Obama
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
November 1, 2014

It matters not who made the most disrespectful statements toward and about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Atlantic magazine article penned by Jeffrey Goldberg. To call him a coward and a chicken-shit anonymously is typical of the vainglorious behavior of a member of the Obama administration as well as indicative of the long standing anti-Israel opinions held by Obama himself and his minions.

The only reason it might matter to identify this insolent oaf is to have this coward exposed to the public and fired. Either way, he or she is the bigger coward and chicken-shit for hiding behind the cloak of anonymity. And, according to the State Department, there will not be an investigation to unearth the uncouth speaker, which is tantamount to approval from Obama himself, despite a milquetoast apology from Secretary of State John Kerry.

This is a most hypocritical statement coming from THIS administration. Netanyahu shows restraint every time THIS administration demands it of him, and he fights every war with respect for human life – including those of his enemies – that is not chicken-shit. 

The chicken-shit label should be firmly ensconced upon Obama and his acolytes who don't have the "stones" to do what is right regarding Benghazi, the IRS, the Keystone Pipeline, Ebola, illegal immigration, ISIS, and Obamacare. Obama has been feckless, reckless, and gutless regarding these issues and scandals. There has also been a complete lack of transparency during his two terms – the antithesis of what he promised during the 2008 campaign.

Obama has been a coward for not calling for a travel ban from West Africa during this Ebola scare, in spite of the fact that 30 African countries issued such a ban.

Obama has been a coward for not going after ISIS with the vim and vigor needed to destroy the terrorist group. This after being foolishly wrong calling them the “JV team.”

Obama has been a coward for not approving the construction of the Keystone Pipeline that would help the United States become less reliant upon Arab oil – even with support of unions – major backers of Obama.

Obama has been a coward for not calling out the IRS and their ubiquitous bias against conservatives – dwarfing Richard Nixon’s enemies list by leaps and bounds.

Obama has been a coward for not demanding a deeper investigation to why former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton abandoned, and ultimately allowed to be murdered, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty.

Obama has been a coward for not admitting Obamacare has been an abject failure since the launching of the dud of a website, the attempts to force religious organizations to violate their precepts, and the deleterious effects it is having on the economy by coercing many businesses to cut their labor force pushing people to find several part time jobs with no insurance instead of keeping one fulltime job with meaningful health coverage containing options versus a government plan costing more with fewer options.

Obama, and for that matter, both sides of the aisle have been cowards for not appropriately dealing with illegal immigration for reasons too numerous to address here. See:  and: And further proving his cowardice, Obama is expected to take executive action on immigration after Election Day.

It is epic hypocrisy for Obama to support the calling of Netanyahu a coward and a chicken-shit considering the military careers of the two men. Netanyahu graduated high school in 1967, served in the Israeli Defense Forces from 1967-73, earning the rank of Captain, fighting in the War of Attrition (1969-70), was wounded in combat, and fought in the Yom Kippur War (1973). By 1977 Netanyahu had earned two degrees from MIT in the United States. The true coward, Obama, on the other hand, has no military service and during his high school years and beyond spent time smoking pot and snorting cocaine, as he admits in his book Dreams From My Father. Seems Obama has been giving America nightmares since arriving in the public arena.

Obama personally owes Netanyahu an apology, although I wouldn’t hold my breath awaiting one.

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

1 comment:

  1. You have us by the heart Sanford...his whole administration stands in an unpennitratible unison for their ends justify their means. So hey, tell me what are the defining qualifications equal to the charge of tyranny these days anyway? Our country has become hijacked and while our closest ally is ill spoken of? We are without true representation having been disgraced by this false leader, his czars and other lesser minions.Time to take down the Obama-nation's wall! Again well said (written) Sandford...far worse than King George ...the new redcoats have attached themselves in harmonious dedication of his cause by carrying his plans and have been entrenched behind his not so transparent curtain.He has become our own worst nightmare with the newest updated version of the cold war having been transplanted upon our shores under his so-called evolved catch phrase " transformation ". Watergate had not even a glimmer of a threat when compared to what has now transpired before our own very watchful eyes.