Thanks t o Obama's arrogant and clear disdain for Karzai, he never realized he may need Karzai to stand with him to defuse such a situation to protect our troops. Unfortunately Karzai is now tempted to watch Obama squirm. A bow to our enemies will no longer work. This is now Obama's disaster and he will not handle it well at all. Look for him to now blame Bush.
Posted by: George Ebbeamp4828 ||
"Look for him to now blame Bush."
Whaddaya mean now, George?
When did Bambi do anything else?
Posted by: Barbara ||
The man wields a freshly sharpened scalpel. Here is a taste.
Oscar Wilde noted "true friends stab you in the front." Which explains why President Obama-- the self-proclaimed "best friend Israel ever had" -- has decided to cut funding for the Jewish state's missile defense system at the same time he wants to restore funding to UNESCO. (Israel's best friends will remember that the President was forced to cut support to the traditional anti-Israel agency by federal law because the organization recognized the Palestinian Authority as a state.) Someone should think seriously about building a machine, into which a decisive action like cutting funding to UNESCO could be entered. The machine, a wonderful piece of software, would file the action and then at the end of a six month period check to see whether it had been negated. If it had been negated the person who took the decisive action would be attacked by sharks with friggin' lasers on their heads. It think it would be the appropriate treatment for Short Attention Span syndrome, as well as for Poltroonery.
If that wasn't enough evidence of the President's "unshakeable bond" with Israel, these policy decisions come exactly at the same time Israel is engaged in a cold, covert war against Iran and making preparations for a possible strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. As the song goes, "That's what friend are for." All you gotta do is figure out who's the "friend." Once you've got that down, watch the hands, not the lips.
The president really believes -- as a "friend" -- that Israel should do nothing with regard to Iran except boost its ability to defend against a nuclear attack and focus on reaching a peace treaty with the Palestinian authority. President Obama still believes that the key to neutralizing Iran and its alliance with Hamas and Hezbollah is for Israel to cut itself down to the size and shape of the Palestinians' liking. That particular size and shape would possibly include a ghetto off in one corner of Arab Paleostine, with Jewish feet forbidden in al Quds.
On February 21, Azerbaijani counterintelligence services arrested Iranian agents plotting terrorist attacks against Israeli diplomats and prominent members of the Jewish community. This is the second such cell to have been intercepted since the beginning of the year.
These arrests indicate the heightened level of Tehran's terrorist activity aimed at Azerbaijan. Relations between Baku and Tehran in recent times have been steadily deteriorating, mainly due to developing ties between Azerbaijan and the U.S. and NATO.
This Iranian pressure against Baku warrants a firmer response by the U.S. and the West.