The President of the United States continues to say and do (or not do) that which keeps our allies at arms length and emboldens our enemies.
Transcript of Obama's interview last night on CBS' 60 Minutes via The Weekly Standard:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Well—look, I have conversations with Prime Minister Netanyahu all the time. And I understand and share Prime Minister Netanyahu's insistence that Iran should not obtain a nuclear weapon, because it would threaten us, it would threaten Israel, and it would threaten the world and kick off a nuclear arms race."
STEVE KROFT: "You’re saying, you don't feel any pressure from Prime Minister Netanyahu in the middle of a campaign to try and get you to change your policy and draw a line in the sand? You don’t feel any pressure?"
PRESIDENT OBAMA: "When it comes to our national security decisions—any pressure that I feel is simply to do what's right for the American people. And I am going to block out—any noise that's out there. Now I feel an obligation, not pressure but obligation, to make sure that we're in close consultation with the Israelis—on these issues. Because it affects them deeply. They're one of our closest allies in the region. And we’ve got an Iranian regime that has said horrible things that directly threaten Israel’s existence."
That piece goes on to chronicle Iranian President Ahmadinejad's use of noise to also describe Israel in an interview with the Washington Post.
Couple this with Obama's continued refusal to meet face to face with Netanyahu this week while planning to take time to go on The View and meet with Whoopi Goldberg and you have all you really need to have to cement a decision to ensure Obama does not get re-elected.
Or do you?
It is becoming increasingly more difficult to respect any person who decides Obama should get another 4 years.
Increasingly more difficult.