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    • Natallie Durson
    • 08.02.11 | 05:27 (IST)

    Many people don't realize that Obama has never held an executive position before he became president. It is a tough job to learn as you go, but Obama is trying to make progress. We saw him come out strongly against Israeli settlements soon after he became president. Pressure from Israel and the Jewish lobby shut him up and he never even mentions settlements now, but the learning process was embarrassing to him. To prevent recurrance, Obama has now learned to side with Israel before any pressure is applied. It's a Pavlovian remedy which he hoped nobody would notice. We have noticed it all right. Obama has become a contemptable creature, forgetting his oath and abandoning the people that elected him.

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    First published 00:50 08.02.11 | Last updated 00:50 08.02.11
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