Obama to gradually force Netanyahu from office?

This is pretty outrageous on Obama's part. From the Jerusalem Post:

Senior Israeli officials were dismissive and defiant on Saturday night, following Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's visit to Washington, highlighted by a report in which PA officials said the leadership is waiting for US pressure to bring down the Netanyahu government.

The report in Friday's Washington Post came a day after Abbas's White House meeting with US President Barack Obama.

"It will take a couple of years" for this American pressure to force Netanyahu from office, the Washington Post quoted one of Abbas's officials as saying, presumably bringing opposition head Tzipi Livni to power.

"With all due respect to the United States, our strategic ally, we are an independent democratic country, and our political leadership is chosen by internal democratic processes," coalition chairman and Likud MK Ze'ev Elkin said on Saturday night. . . .

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Blogger The Right Guy said...

I don't think it'll be 2 years until the manure hits the rotary cooling device. Bibi will do what he has to do and Obama can keep reading from the TelePrompTer.

5/31/2009 3:17 PM  
Blogger Rio Arriba said...

Well, why not bring down foreign governments of which he disapproves? He already decides on US CEOs. After all, he won, didn't he?

Who knows, next he might even propose a Supreme Court nominee who will decide cases on empathy, like a built-in mood ring. No— surely not. That would be going too far.

5/31/2009 5:20 PM  
Blogger Raven Lunatic said...

Do we trust Abbas's people on this one? I mean, isn't it in their best interest, at some level, to drive a wedge between the US and Israel, thus theoretically weakening Israel?
/devil's advocate.

6/01/2009 5:46 PM  
Blogger Pundit said...

Wait a minute. You are quoting from an article in the Jerualem Post with the headline "Israel fumes as Abbas undermines Netanyahu during US visit," and the main criticism in the article of US policy toward the Middle East is that of the Bush administration's, and then say "This is pretty outrageous on Obama's part"? What??? Did you bother to read the article?

If you want to talk about Obama's position on the Isreal and the Palestinians, why not use an article that actually describes Obama's position or uses actual quotes from Obama or members of his administration?

Did anyone here (besides Raven Lunatic) actually read the Jerusalem Post article, or is this just an excuse to have the typical knee-jerk anti-Obama rants?

Oh wait, this is John Lott's blog. Dumb question.

6/02/2009 9:44 AM  

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