The Bos\’un Locker

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Obama; Faith Healer and Friend to the Middle East

Posted by thebosun on June 11, 2008

Senator Obama’s speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was good.  It made his sound so strong and confident (and a supporter of the Jews).   The future of Jerusalem is secure with Obama at the helm. 

“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided,” he said to thunderous applause. Israelis and their supporters in the United States responded warmly to a bold, unequivocal proclamation that went well beyond the positions of the Bush or Clinton administrations – positions which have always endorsed key Israeli concessions on Jerusalem. .

Well this calculated political comment to AIPAC really pissed off the Muslim and Palestinian streets across the Middle East.  They denounced our new found hero of the Israeli cause.

However, what did Obama really mean?  Does he believe he is chief deal maker in the Middle East who can make deals and set the course?  Does he really have the power and gonads to heal the Middle East or screw the pooch?   I wonder what type of speech would he is giving or has given to Arab groups? 

Remember this is the guy who sent some very mixed signals in regards to NAFTA.  He opposes it and he supports it.  Sounds like John Kerry voting before something before he votes against it,or was it, voting against before he votes for it.  Who the hell knows.  I smell some type of stink every time either one of these wannabe king makers opens their mouths.

So, Where’s Obama on Israel and the Palestinians? On both sides, depending on who is listening or who he is talking with.  Maybe he does believe that Jerusalem should be undivided (Just who does he think it should really belong to?)  If I were a voting American Jew, I would be a little more skeptical and think about it before I pulled the lever on Obama.

Sources for this commentary: Michael MedvedPolitical Snapshot, and the LA Slimes Times

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