malleusmaleficarum commented on the blog post Obama’s Middle East Speech Reflects Tension Between Words and Actions
While criticism of any statement on the Middle East is childs play, recognizing Obamas boldness in the face of massive political pressure by the supporters of Israel in Congress where they number over 300 out of 535 goes without notice. For Obama to have presented this statement as a fait accompli to Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of their White House summit is momentous. Two days from today, Obama will address AIPAC – and the word has already gone out to that august body not to boo his appearance. The following day, at the invitation of the freshly minted Republican Speaker of the House (that sober intellectual dynamo John Boehner) – Netanyahu will attack, lampoon and ridicule Obama. Has anybody who comments on this blog ever read JFKs, Profiles in Courage?