The long-simmering feud between Barack Obama and Israel “burst into the open,” as the Financial Times put it, when Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the Obama administration’s soft line on Iran, and Obama responded by refusing to meet with Netanyahu when the Prime Minister is in New York later this month. The White House claimed Obama couldn’t fit a trip to New York into his schedule, but Netanyahu also reportedly offered to come to Washington to meet with the president.
So Obama’s schedule must be really, really full; too full to meet with the prime minister of our only ally in a region where today, an American embassy and an American consulate came under attack by hostile mobs praising al Qaeda, and at least one American official reportedly is dead. Obama must be reserving his time for matters that are really pressing, more pressing than Iran and the Middle East.
Sure. Like hanging out with the Pimp with the Limp, DJ Laz, on Miami radio.
The self-proclaimed Pimp was hit with a felony weapons charge in 1993 and was charged with larceny and a probation violation in 1997. Obviously the kind of guy Obama should cultivate in preference to the Prime Minister of Israel. But then, Obama has never seemed interested in fulfilling the actual duties of his office. As Peggy Noonan memorably wondered, why does Obama want to be re-elected? If he really wanted to be president, he could be the president now. Maybe the answer is that he is looking forward to November so he can get back to working on his golf game.