Democrats are growing weary with Israeli Prime minister Bibi Netanyahu’s recent bluntness on the Iran Issue where he said “The world tells Israel ‘wait, there’s still time’. And I say, ‘Wait for what? Wait until when?’ Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.”
First we had Democratic Senator and Obama Surrogate Barbara Boxer write a letter to Netanyahu complaining: “I write to you as one of Israel’s staunchest supporters in Congress to express my deep disappointment over your remarks that call into question our country’s support for Israel and commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” Boxer (D-Calif.) said in a letter sent Wednesday in a rare instance of a pro-Israel lawmaker making public an unhappiness with an Israeli leader. “Your remarks are utterly contrary to the extraordinary United States-Israel alliance, evidenced by President Obama’s record and the record of Congress.”
Now we have Former Israeli Ambassador and also a Obama surrogate Dan Kurtzer writing a opinion in Haaretz, where he complains “Why is this so that our two countries cannot now talk quietly and civilly to each other? It really isn’t because of strategic differences. In past weeks, senior officials, including Ministers Ehud Barak and Dan Meridor, have hailed the strength and depth of our bilateral discussions on Iran and other issues. High-level visits take place every week. We share information and analysis, and for the most part we agree. So, why the outburst from the Israeli prime minister, which can only give Iran satisfaction of seeing discord between the two allies?”
In other words they really want Netanyahu to be quiet until after the U.S. elections in order not to feed in to the common knowledge that Obama is really not that great a friend of the state of Israel.
And don’t come out kicking and screaming showing off the U.S. contributions to Israel’s security, because the U.S. also contributes many billions of dollars in military aid to Egypt, Libya, Pakistan, and many more countries who aren’t very friendly to us, and Obama actually keeps Israel in the same regard as these other countries.
The only difference for Obama between Israel and the other middle east countries is, that with all other middle east countries Obama makes sure not to offend them or their religion, and with Israel he does not have an issue with offending them.