The rights been all atwitter this week with a story linked to the Israeli press that Obama had declined a proposed meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits the UN in NY next month.
But of course, as usual, they expect their base to be stupid, and so ignore the context.
So let’s look at some facts.
Netanyahu is a hardliner, who has been pushing the so called “red line” with Iran. Essentailly plans to bomb Iran. But Netanyahu has found himself increasingly isolated on the matter- with his own military leaders refusing to support this plan.
So, he knows he can not do this alone. And despite being increasingly isolated on this by his own country, he won’t back down on his bluster. So he is increasingly pressuring the US, the country who provides him more tax payer dollars…ummm…”foreign aid” then they do any other country, to do the dirty work for him.
Never mind the consequences not only in Iran, or the Arab world, but the world in general. Netanyahu is demanding- yes demanding to dictate US foreign policy, and demanding that the US military attack Iran.
And despite Obama being in regular contact with Netanyahu, he has had the foresight to say that given the current situation, and Netanyahus intransiance on the issue, that a face to face meeting would send the wrong message at this time.
But I guess many on the far right really don’t give a damn. After all, we’re talking muslims, and many on the far right blindly support just turning the whole arab desert into glass with nuclear weapons. And of course, just a few months back all the main GOP presidential candidates were blustering they would attack Iran.
Make no mistake. Once again, we are facing a decision whether Uncle Sam is dressed in his finest, his top hat, and working for the betterment of our country and the world…or if he’s stripped down to his wife beater tank top screaming “you want a peiece of me”