What an absolutely pathetic excuse for a man. Blaming Israel because its enemies want to destroy it. How can anyone be so stupid? And make no mistake, Panetta’s remarks are further proof that this administration detests Israel. Watch the video at the link, then go here and check out Charles Krauthammer’s response. Also check out what Rick Perry had to say
And Israel shares a commitment to our core principles of personal freedom. And yet President Obama has systematically undermined America’s relationship with Israel, specifically on the question of a negotiated settlement with the Palestinian People.
I want to be clear I support the goal of a Palestinian state, but it should be the Palestinians who meet certain pre-conditions.
And those pre-conditions must include statehood that is directly negotiated between Israeli and the Palestinian leaders; second, a Palestinian recognition of Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state; and third, Palestinian leaders must renounce the terrorist activities of Hamas.
Instead, the Administration has insisted on previously unheard-of preconditions for Israel, such as an immediate stop to all settlement activity. President Obama has suggested the 1967 borders as a basis for negotiations. And he has instituted the practice of “indirect talks”, subverting the Oslo Accords.
Then Perry hits Panetta, and Obama
Israel does not need our President demanding gratitude for being the best friend Israel has ever had while his Secretary of Defense rails that Israel has to “get back to the damn table” with the Palestinians, and his Secretary of State questions the viability of Israel’s democracy, even as his Ambassador to Belgium blames anti-Semitism among Muslims on Israel’s failure to accommodate the Palestinians all of which happened in the last week alone.
This torrent of hostility towards Israel does not seem to have been coordinated, but rather is the natural expression of this administration’s attitude towards Israel.
I want you to know American-Israeli policy is not a box to be checked as part of my campaign. It is both a deeply personal issue for me, and is also a cornerstone of my larger global strategy.
Perry also talked of the need to support Israel if it decides to strike Iran. This is another reason this election is so important. We need a leader who supports our allies, and we have no better ally than Israel. President Obama cannot throw our allies, especially Israel under the bus fast enough.