How can this be? I'm stunned! I thought the messiah was, well the messiah and man/god who can do no wrong and
and everybody was going to love us because he IS the messiah.
Obama's Middle East policy in tatters: Column
James S. Robbins 7:13p.m. EDT March 20, 2013
U.S is now less popular in the region than at the end of the George W. Bush administration.
The White House has been lowering expectations for Obama's trip to Israel all this week.
If Israelis don't like Obama, Palestinians are even less favorable.
Obama has to assure Israelis and Palestinians that he is still engaged.
President Obama's first journey to Israel as president comes amid earth-shattering change in Middle East, much of it for the worse. The Arab Spring, which once raised hopes of freedom and dignity, has diverged onto the dark path of Islamist authoritarian rule. In Syria, tens of thousands of people have died in a bitter civil war that might have recently seen its first use of chemical weapons. And Iran continues its march toward nuclear weapons capability, heedless of international condemnation. Obama's effort to seek peace between Palestinians and Israelis is in tatters.
That's why the White House has been lowering expectations for Obama's trip to Israel all this week. He will announce no new peace plan, grand design or major foreign policy initiative. His advisers are calling the trip a "listening tour." That is what you call a state visit when you have little to say.
If Israelis don't like Obama, Palestinians are even less favorable.Washington's perceived failure to take a harder line with Israel over the final status of Jerusalem, and U.S. opposition to President Mahmoud Abbas' successful campaign for higher Palestinian status in the United Nations, have engendered a deep sense of frustration. Passions spilled over in Bethlehem this week, when young Palestinians defaced a billboard with Obama's image and burned pictures of him in the streets. Obama's symbolic nods to Israel's history are likely to raise Palestinian ire even further.
America and her foreign policy is in tatters, thanks to the brainiacks who lead from behind and lecture instead of showing leadership....."captain civility" who wants to drone Americans who refuse to bow to progressivism....bwahahahahahaha