It had been evident from the start--from the beginning of the campaign when we began learning about that hitherto unknown entity called Barack Hussein Obama--that he was not totally enamored with Israel.
There were so many clues, such as his membership for years in a Christian church with a radical, anti-White, anti-Jewish pastor, and Mr. Obama's nefarious connections with Bill Ayers, to name just a few. He just seemed not to like these United States.
These affiliations over the years should have meant something to the American people, but apparently they were looking for the American Idol and had stars in their eyes, and only heard the flowery rhetoric, especially pleasing to the ears after eight years of totally inarticulate G. W. Bush.
Now we are faced with an American president who seems to actively dislike Israel. From the Washington Examiner, by John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the U. N.:
Consider, for example, Obama's September 2009 U.N. General Assembly speech, profoundly anti-Israeli, and to a body where Israel is perennially even more isolated than the United States. There, among other things, Obama called for a "Palestinian state with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967.""...that ends the occupation that began in 1967..."? No mention here of the reason for the occupation: that defensive, existential war fought by Israel against a total of nine Arab/Muslim nations, three of whom were prepared to annihilate her and six of whom contributed arms and personnel to the effort.
For at least half a year now there have been sporadic articles about the subtle-and-not-so-subtle shift in the American political attitude towards Israel. Last year, Mr. Obama stated at the U. N. General Assembly that
"America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements."-In the same breath as he said it is time for peace in the Middle East "without preconditions."
In the light of the fact that Mr. Obama bowed to the Saudi Prince, is still trying to court Mr. Ahmadinejad of Iran, sends polite letters to Mr. Karzai of Afghanistan, and rebuffs Mr. Netanyahu on his visit to the White House, isn't it time that someone started to connect the dots?