• Someone in the White House Thinks Benjamin Netanyahu is “Chickensh*t”


    The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit.” Who made that disgusting observation? We may never know…but it was someone in the Obama White House. Given the president’s repeated shunning of Prime Minister Netanyahu and frequent shows of disrespect for Israel in general, I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if it was Obama himself who delivered the remark. But whoever it was, columnist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic isn’t telling.

    In a piece published on Tuesday, Goldberg goes into great detail about how the relationship between Obama and Bibi “is now the worst it’s ever been, and it stands to get significantly worse after the November midterm elections.” He even predicts that Obama could withdraw diplomatic cover for Israel at the UN by next year.

    More from The Atlantic:

    Over the years, Obama administration officials have described Netanyahu to me as recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and “Aspergery.” (These are verbatim descriptions; I keep a running list.) But I had not previously heard Netanyahu described as a “chickenshit.” I thought I appreciated the implication of this description, but it turns out I didn’t have a full understanding. From time to time, current and former administration officials have described Netanyahu as a national leader who acts as though he is mayor of Jerusalem, which is to say, a no-vision small-timer who worries mainly about pleasing the hardest core of his political constituency. (President Obama, in interviews with me, has alluded to Netanyahu’s lack of political courage.)

    Goldberg adds that “Another manifestation of his chicken-shittedness, in the view of Obama administration officials, is his near-pathological desire for career-preservation.” The gloves are definitely off, even if this unnamed “senior official” in the Obama administration chooses to remain anonymous. But it sure is amazing watching the once close relationship between America and Israel virtually disintegrate over a matter of years, mostly out of our president’s own narcissism. I mean, honestly…”chickenshit”? Netanyahu has had to make some of the most difficult decisions a country could possibly make in order to defend itself and preserve its own future. Those decisions have been deadly, but necessary. Meanwhile, we have a Commander-in-Chief who wants to fight all of his wars from the air and never get a single boot dirty. But Bibi’s the chickenshit one?

    You know what’s really chickenshit? People who grant “anonymous” interviews to reporters and cast aspersions. And if it happened to have been Obama delivering the remarks anonymously as some sort of passive-aggressive way to communicate the administration’s frustrations with the Israeli Prime Minister, well then…that’s REALLY chickenshit. I’d have guessed Joe Biden here, but he’d probably have been just careless enough to make the remarks on the record.

    So my money for this “anonymous” source is on…

    John Kerry.

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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