From today’s LA Times, a story headlined: Obama says U.S. credibility requires reevaluation of Mideast stance
President Obama said Tuesday that preserving the nation’s credibility internationally requires reevaluating the U.S. stance on Mideast peace talks and that recent comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have severely hurt chances for progress.
Credibility with whom? The UN nations that declared Israel the top violator of women’s rights? The anti-Semites in Europe?
Obama said Netanyahu’s pledge on the eve of Israeli elections last week to oppose a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians made hope for progress “very dim.”
Meanwhile, Iran’s ruling Ayatollah just this past Friday, and for the umpteenth time, chanted “Death to America.”
“What we can’t do is pretend that there’s a possibility of something that’s not there,” Obama said during a news conference. “We can’t continue to premise our public diplomacy based on something that everybody knows is not going to happen, at least in the next several years…. For the sake of our own credibility, we have to be able to be honest.”
Was Obama speaking of Iran? Nope, Israel.