Extraordinary Irresponsibility

In yet another uninspiring performance by our unengaged and unengaging president, this time a press conference at the end of a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., Barack Obama discussed, among other things, the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas which, according to The One, “we” have achieved.

It’s not entirely clear just how “we,” meaning the president, his feckless Secretary of State John Kerry, and his utterly incompetent foreign policy team (but at least they’re loyal — the most important characteristic for employees of any petty dictator), helped achieve anything other than the emboldening of Hamas, which led to the death of many more of Hamas’ human shields. Obama further asked how “we build on this temporary cessation of violence.”

It is unclear whether Hamas will go along with Israel’s offer to extend the ceasefire beyond its original 72 hours, which will determine how they who are actually fighting might or might not “build on” anything. As for what “we” might do, well, Martha’s Vineyard is very nice this time of year.

Showing his further detachment from reality on the subject — or more likely his ingrained anti-Israeli bias — Obama claimed (twice!) “I have no sympathy for Hamas.”

Well, isn’t that special?

Please read the entirety of my article for The American Spectator here:
http://spectator.org/articles/60198/extraordinary-irresponsibility

  • airbus
    Comment from: airbus
    08/09/14 @ 12:47:21 pm

    I think the last time Obama made any real attempt at foreign policy was the red line/Syria pivot: "To strike or not to strike" matter then then referred it to the congress. I think the "no sympathy' comment appears incomplete as in 'no sympathy for Hamas, just total support' along the lines of, 'I don't like Martha's Vineyard, I love Martha's Vineyard'. He is so post presidential now, he may as well join Hillary in the speech circuit and get paid for it. Speeches have been the only thing he's been able to offer. He has a pen, a phone and a teleprompter.

  • Comment from: alianderson
    08/11/14 @ 03:22:28 am

    you know what? I'm not a Jew or an Islam so I don't take sides but this issue should affect everybody, right? The only thing that we can do with regard to the War in Gaza strip is for both parties to settle in talks of peace but that is still a long shot as far as I can tell. Even President Obama doesn't have any sympathy for the Hamas.

  • Comment from: alianderson
    08/18/14 @ 01:32:43 pm

    I hear talks about Africa having superfast broadband internet soon.

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