Specualtion for the sake of considering all aspects of an idea is always meritorious. That Adler recognized that it was egregious as soon as it was spoken and has apparently retracted it, is sufficient. Besides, Obama is only for Obama. He doesn't give spit for Israel or anybody else that interferes with his pans to become the Supreme World Potentate. His ego IS that large.
Israeli forces demolish illegal houses, power infrastructure in Palestinian village Aqaba (Haaretz)