The former leadership spot has been replaced by a “global community organizer”.
Israel is looking like the new leader of the Free World. The previous leader, the United States, resigned this role last week at the United Nations to take the position of global community organizer. This was made plain by President Obama in his speech, titled “Responsibility for Our Common Future,” in which he heralded “a new chapter of international cooperation.” By contrast, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a blunt and forceful call to action in the central challenge facing free people today. This is the struggle of “civilization against barbarism” being fought by “those who sanctify life against those who glorify death.”
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Netanyahu spoke hard truths…Obama apologized, and ingratiated himself.
Meanwhile, look who came out ahead in the Israeli settlements fight:
President Obama, who has met immovable resistance from Israel over his demand for a full freeze on settlements in the West Bank, is largely setting that issue aside as a first step toward restarting Middle East peace talks.
He seems to have been met with immovable resistance from the Honduran government in his demand that Zelaya be reinstated, too. Common denominator?
He was/is wrong in both instances.
Fausta compares Obama’s words at the UN Security council to Sarkozy’s:
Obama: “We must never stop until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of the earth.”
Sarkozy: “We live in the real world, not the virtual world. And the real world expects us to take decisions.”
The rest of Sarkozy’s remarks were, well, remarkable:
“Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.
“I support the extended hand of the Americans, but what good has proposals for dialogue brought the international community? More uranium enrichment and declarations by the leaders of Iran to wipe a UN member state off the map,” he continued, referring to Israel.
“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.
Even borderline crackpots can see through it.
Tangentially related: I just remembered what a French intel guy, who was interviewed by Jack Wheeler last May, reportedly said of Obama:
“My agency considers him a joke,” he confides. “Every day there is some freshthat we cannot believe. Mr. Bush would often make us angry. But at this we just laugh.”
“In truth, it also makes us sad,” he continued. “French resentment towardsis strong, so being able to laugh at your country feels good. But it is such a sad and strange thing to see America – America The Great! – do something so crazy as to elect this ridiculous man.”
“There are many people in America who think he isn’t a legitimate president as he wasn’t born in the US and isn’t a natural citizen. What do you think?” I asked.
He shrugged. “I wouldn’t know. I’ve never had reason to make an inquiry.”
“There are a lot of people convinced he is a traitor who hates America and is actively determined to destroy it. Any opinion on that?”
He didn’t shrug at this. After a long slow sip of wine, he mused, “I would not go that far. Many of his actions, however, are very puzzling because they are so counter-productive regarding America’s best interests. There seems to be a consistent pattern in that direction.”
“What does Sarkozy think of him?”
“Nothing but contempt.”