Not only is Obama a weakling, he is a weakling of epic proportions - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 17.08.10 | 01:39 (IDT)

    Obama came out charging on the topic of settlements. This was a good sign. Netanyahu soon shut him up. Not only did he shut him up, he forced Obama to cough up some major concessions: (1) An extra harsh stance on Iran, (2) An F-35 deal, (3) silence on the topic of settlements. With all this blood in the water (all of it Obamas) Abbas was inspired to tell Obama there would be no peace talks unless Obama coughs up some concessions to him too. He promises Abbas borders based on 1967. Now Bibi is having none of it. Now Obama has to scramble to avoid insulting the Turks. Obama has accomplished nothing in the mideast. He has alarmed American allies. He has given up a number of concessions and gotten nothing in return. He has lost the respect of anyone who was paying attention, regardless of their political leanings. America needs a leader who knows the right direction and will move in that direction. People can either follow or be left out. Obama is not that man.

    from the article: White House denies giving Turkey ultimatum over Israel ties
    First published 22:21 16.08.10 | Last updated 22:21 16.08.10
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