Remember during the election? “How dare you question Obama on Israel.” “The U.S. loves Israel and that will not change!” “But, let me go over here and say something else to these Palestinians. And if someone reports that I’m saying two different things, well, we’ll just jump up and down and say it’s unfair, or a misrepresentation, or a lie.”
I’d say the cat is out of the bag on Israel, Barack. I wonder if he’ll still get 90% of the Jewish vote next time around?
Where to start with how dumb this is? Obama is as much in the tank for AIPAC and the rest of the Likud lobby as any other conventional American politician. He cut Rashid Khalidi off when it was convenient, pledged his fealty to Israel at AIPAC’s convention, as is the requirement for AMERICAN politicians these days, and his Chief of Staff is fucking Rahm Emmanuel! He wholeheartedly endorsed the attack on Lebanon in 2006, which was pretty indefensible on both moral and pragmatic grounds. Honestly, what more do you want?
“Critically important program to undermine Al Qaeda’s opium cash cow”? I don’t which specific program is being referred to, but in general, poppy eradication in Afghanistan sounds like a terrible idea. Good way to lose what popular support we have left.
As for Hamas, that’s a dilemma, no question, but if you want to see the really scary people (i.e. Islamic Jihad, Al Qaeda, and worse) come to power in Gaza, let it become an even more miserable place where the people have no hope whatsoever. Isolating and periodically attacking Hamas will only make it stronger. You been paying attention at all the last few months? Ever heard the phrase “rally round the flag”?
And see here regarding his appointment to the NIC:
I mean, you can’t make this stuff up.[/quote]
Want an evenhanded look at Freeman from someone who isn’t a complete hack (like Powerline)?