Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Issues, National Security

John Boehner standing firm on Israel


Benjamin_Netanyahu_portraitIt’s been a while since the esoteric publication The Atlantic has attracted so much interest but its piece on the relationship between Obama’s Administration and the Israeli Government has caused a stir in D.C.; not least because they have a senior official on record as saying, “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” of prime minster, Benjamin Netanyahu. Apparently, the White House has a “red-hot anger” over Israel’s settlement program on the West Bank and its undermining of John “I haven’t a clue what I’m talking about” Kerry.

Over at the House, John Boehner got mad on America’s behalf.

“For the last six years, this long-standing and bipartisan framework has been tested by an Obama administration that has repeatedly chased after adversaries at the expense of core U.S. national security interests and the security, confidence, and trust of our allies,” Boehner said in a release.

“When the president discusses Israel and Iran, it is sometimes hard to tell who he thinks is America’s friend and who he thinks is America’s enemy. The House of Representatives has no trouble drawing that distinction,” he added.

Meanwhile the Israelis have “written off” Obama and plan to talk directly to America over their plans for Iran.



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