The Obama administration’s disdain for Israel and its Prime Minister is nothing new. Yet, six years into its term, Team Obama still pretends like it has the back of Israelis, mostly in an attempt to not look like another Jimmy Carter administration. In that regard, they’ve completely failed.
Whether snubbing Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, proposing a return to pre-1967 borders, or engaging with Iran while Tehran threatened a nuclear Holocaust against Israel, the Obama presidency has been one that’s created more distance between America and her greatest ally than ever before. During his infamous Cairo speech, Obama drew a parallel between Jewish suffering during the Holocaust and the experience of Palestinians. He has also attacked the Israeli “occupation” during a speech at the United Nations, and that’s not even to mention then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s call for Israel to demonstrate some “respect” towards its adversaries.
Indeed, the Obama administration has not been the true friend to Israel that it claims. But astute observers can tell what’s really going on, and it often takes a “hot mic moment” like this to prove it. Above, we have Secretary of State John Kerry, caught in one of the most honest gaffes captured on tape that we’ve ever heard as it relates to the Obama administration’s relationship with Israel.
“It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” scoffed a frustrated Kerry, seemingly mocking Prime Minister Netanyahu’s insistence that precision and precaution is the order of the day in targeting Hamas. “We ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around,” he said.
But way to go, Chris Wallace, for sticking it right back in the Secretary’s face by playing Kerry’s own words back to him. “It’s an extraordinary moment of diplomacy,” remarked Wallace sarcastically, as he introduced the open mic audio. In response, Kerry proceeded to then fine-tune the unfortunate language, declaring that “We support Israel’s right to defend itself against rockets that are continuing to come in.” It was a typical example of Team Obama being cornered with evidence of their own disrespect for the Israeli people, and then immediately backpedaling.
What a jerk. I tend to enjoy John Kerry a lot more when he’s sleeping through world events…which is actually most days:
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