Yisrael Medad
Analyst and commentator on political and cultural issues.

How Dangerous Could Obama Be?

At a press conference yesterday, US President Barack H. Obama was asked

Can you comment on the Republican letter to Iran? Can you comment on that?

and he replied

I think it’s somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran. It’s an unusual coalition. I think what we’re going to focus on right now is actually seeing whether we can get a deal or not. And once we do — if we do — then we’ll be able to make the case to the American people, and I’m confident we’ll be able to implement it.

If you ask me, I haven’t read or heard such a snide piece of misleading defamation in politics in a long time.

He is accusing American Senators of virtual treachery in that they are, supposedly, making common cause with foreigners who would seek the destruction of America and the death of its citizens – and those of its allies.

That is a very unusual charge for a president and law professor to make.  I would even suggest it is an immoral comparison to make.  It is also illogical as foremost they seek the security of their country, that of the region and the protection of the constitution.

And if Obama can behave this way against fellow Americans, what will he do to Israel when the crunch comes?


About the Author
Yisrael Medad, currently is a Research Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem and Deputy Editor of the English Language Anthology of Jabotinsky's Writings. American-born, he and his wife made Aliyah in 1970. He resides in Shiloh since 1981. He was a member of the Betar Youth Movement World Executive and is a volunteer spokesperson for the Yesha Council. He holds a MA in Political Science from the Hebrew University and is active is many Zionist and Jewish projects and initiatives.
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