Obama’s “a good friend to Israel” except when he’s not:
According to a Monday report in the French website “Arret sur Images,” after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on Thursday, the two presidents retired to a private room, to further discuss the matters of the day.…
The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”
Pamela Geller reacted with characteristic subtlety:
What a vile embarrassment our stooge in the White House is. We expect this from the French — they partied with the Nazis after they marched into France. But this? It’s official: Obama is a scumbag.
He is lethal to liberty and to our allies in freedom. Could America sink any lower under this president? Don’t answer that.
Allahpundit reminds of us of some past clashes Obama’s had with Bibi:
Remember when he allegedly humiliated Netanyahu at the White House at a meeting in 2010, and then when Netanyahu humiliated O right back with that lecture in the Oval Office back in May about Israel’s borders? There’s no love lost here, although electoral concerns (if nothing else) will keep Obama a very willing partner with Israel for the next year. Philip Klein asks a good question, though:
All the reporters at G20 ignored it except for obscure French website? Hot mic and no one recorded?
Ben Howe explains all at RedState:
Now you may be asking yourself, “Self, why would this just be coming out now if it happened on Thursday?” An excellent question, with an answer that is at the same time incredible and completely expected. The press swore to keep it super-secret.
The surprising lack of coverage may be explained by a report alleging that reporters present at the event were requested to sign an agreement to keep mum on the subject of the embarrassing comments.
A member of the media confirmed Monday that “there were discussions between journalists and they agreed not to publish the comments due to the sensitivity of the issue.”
So basically the G20 became a high school dance where the two popular guys were overheard talking mad smack about the Jewish kid.
So there you go. As Howe concludes, “the world is in great hands”.