The biggest little boy in the White House is throwing quite the temper tantrum over Netanyahu’s win. Obama doesn’t like to lose and someone has to pay.
Take it from his leak of choice, the New York Times.
In the article published on Thursday morning in the Times, the senior official said that due to the results of the Israeli elections, and against the backdrop of his tense relationship with Netanyahu, Obama means to transfer responsibilities for dealing with Jerusalem to Secretary of State John Kerry. The U.S.-Israel security ties would be passed to senior officials in the U.S. Department of Defense.So Obama’s pals wasted a whole bunch of money. Obama’s campaign pros couldn’t beat Netanyahu. So now Obama won’t talk to him.
“The president is a pretty pragmatic person and if he felt it would be useful, he will certainly engage,” the senior administration official told the Times. “But he’s not going to waste his time.”
Now that Mr. Netanyahu has won after aggressively campaigning against a Palestinian state and Mr. Obama’s potential nuclear deal with Iran, the question is whether the president and prime minister can ever repair their relationship — and whether Mr. Obama will even try.
On Wednesday, part of the answer seemed to be that the president would not make the effort.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Obama had not called Mr. Netanyahu to congratulate him and left it instead for Mr. Kerry to do.
Remember when Obama was running for office to repair our ties with the world. How’s that working out?
The Obama administration is considering supporting the UN Security Council’s decision to define the borders of a potential future Palestinian state according to the 1967 lines, sources within the US government told the New York Times on Wednesday night.That’ll show the Jews for not voting the way Obama told them to. Didn’t they know they were supposed to be living on the plantation?
The American officials said that the Obama administration may now agree to passage of the Security Council resolution embodying the principles of a two-state solution that would include Israel’s 1967 borders with Palestine and mutually agreed swaps of territory.