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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

'Obama's dentist' is coming to the White House

With Prime Minister Netanyahu scheduled to visit the White House on Wednesday for the first time in seven months, Haaretz's Chemi Shalev reports that President Hussein Obama is looking forward to the meeting like one would look forward to a dentist appointment.
The administration, meanwhile, is looking forward to Netanyahu’s visit on Wednesday like one anticipates a dentist’s appointment or a pestering grumpy uncle who just called to say that he must come over. Unlike Modi, Obama doesn’t seem to have much interest in clearing the bad blood or turning over a new leaf with Netanyahu nor does he appear to harbor any hope that Netanyahu will suddenly emerge as a partner to U.S. diplomatic initiatives in the area. Were it not for the war on Islamic State – and the upcoming Congressional elections – Obama would have likely tried to find a plausible excuse to call in sick for his White House meeting.

Perhaps Obama ought to consider the difference between Israeli attitudes toward terrorism and 'Palestinian' attitudes. Of course, to do that, Obama would first have to understand the conflict by ridding himself of the pre-conceived Leftist notions on which he was seemingly suckled from birth.
Netanyahu's agenda for Wednesday's meeting is predictable. It's also predictable that the discussions will lead nowhere. Obama just isn't interested, and is not going to spend any more political capital in this region unless he has to. It's a pity that what he spent was totally mismanaged and therefore wasted. Arrogance dies hard in Washington.

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At 2:41 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Why bother? This is a prefunctory waste of time and the only reason Obama scheduled this at all is to take the PM out of Israel for the high holy days, as a personal insult.


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