I think that the Israeli government recognizes that, as president of the United States, I don’t bluff. I also don’t, as a matter of sound policy, go around advertising exactly what our intentions are. But I think both the Iranian and the Israeli governments recognize that when the United States says it is unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say. Let describe very specifically why this is important to us.
But as I have previously pointed out, Obama’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had an exchange with a student in Tunisia that very much says otherwise:
A Town Hall featuring Obama’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Tunisia according to the State Department’s own transcript:
QUESTION: My name is Ivan. After the electoral campaign starts in the United States – it started some time ago – we noticed here in Tunisia that most of the candidates from the both sides run towards the Zionist lobbies to get their support in the States. And afterwards, once they are elected, they come to show their support for countries like Tunisia and Egypt for a common Tunisian or a common Arab citizen. How would you reassure and gain his trust again once given the fact that you are supporting his enemy as well at the same time?
SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, first, let me say you will learn as your democracy develops that a lot of things are said in political campaigns that should not bear a lot of attention. There are comments made that certainly don’t reflect the United States, don’t reflect our foreign policy, don’t reflect who we are as a people. I mean, if you go to the United States, you see mosques everywhere, you see Muslim Americans everywhere. That’s the fact. So I would not pay attention to the rhetoric.
Secondly, I would say watch what President Obama says and does. He’s our President. He represents all of the United States, and he will be reelected President, so I think that that will be a very clear signal to the entire world as to what our values are and what our President believes. So I think it’s a fair question because I know that – I sometimes am a little surprised that people around the world pay more attention to what is said in our political campaigns than most Americans, say, are paying attention. So I think you have to shut out some of the rhetoric and just focus on what we’re doing and what we stand for, and particularly what our President represents.
Hillary most certainly wasn’t speaking on the behalf of the Republican Party, which has always supported Israel and no president of which has EVER so blatantly snubbed an Israeli Prime Minister as did Barack Obama.
When Netanyahu comes to visit Obama today, I hope it is the same Benjamin Netanyahu who sat stunned with shock and outrage that an Israeli Prime Minister could ever be so contemptuously disrespected in an American White House.
And I hope that Netanyahu knows about Hillary Clinton’s words that we shouldn’t really trust a damn word this administration says when it comes to – how was it described again for Hillary Clinton? – “the Zionist lobbies.”
Obama wants to push this crisis back until after he gets re-elected so he can hang Israel out to dry without having to worry about it. Obama knows that Israel doesn’t have the capabilities that the United States has, and that Israel therefore has a much narrower winder to effectively strike than does the U.S. He should have dealt with this years ago but – as he has done his entire career – he just kept voting “present.” And he’s going to CONTINUE voting “present” until it’s too late for Israel unless Israel does something about it themselves.
We can easily go back to 2007 when George Bush was dead right about Iran and Obama and his two senior stooges were dead wrong about Iran. Obama hasn’t learned a damned thing since then because his worldview insulates him from reality. All Obama understands is the politics of blame and demonization; and just as he’s spent the last three plus years blaming Bush for all of his failed policies, now he will begin to blame Israel for all the results of his failed policies when Israel is forced to attack Iran because of Obama’s history of “voting present” on Iran as all the fecal matter truly starts hitting the nuclear powered rotary oscillator that Iran has been building during the entire Obama presidency.
So I hope that Benjamin Netanyahu remembers that Israel was forged out of the Holocaust under the principle of “Never again” – meaning the principle that never again would the Jewish people be forced to depend on the failed promises of other nations to ensure their survival. For Israel to lose control over their military destiny because some posturing fool made a bunch of empty promises would be the nadir of foolishness.
I stand with you, Israel. I stand with you, Mister Prime Minister Netanyahu. And I urge you to remember the repeated contempt and hostility that this president has demonstrated toward the only Jewish state in the world as you consider whether he will stand with you now.