"Netanyahu did a good job of managing the fire"??? You're kidding, right? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Giggles
    • 09.12.10 | 05:10 (IST)

    Do you think that during a disaster, a country's leader belongs in the midst of the men and women trying to deal it? Do you think that his political grandstanding and pretense at hands on control made the task easier, or more difficult, for those whose job it is to deal with it? At best, he was a distraction and a nuisance, at worst, he tried to tell them what to do and wasted time and resources. Handled it better than Obama did the oil spill? BULL! Obama let the appropriate emergency agencies and responsible departments do their jobs instead of getting underfoot to micro-manage for the sake of the media. He got directly involved only when problems arose with policy and department practices. That's the way it shoulds be! But then of course, the U.S. HAS responsible departments, and distaster response agencies, and the necessary government infrastructure. This is the third or forth article I've read that touts Bibi's response in comparison to Obama's? Are you really that naive not to recognize political grandstanding when you see it? Or is not that you really think much of the buffoon, but are so eager to slam Obama?

    from the article: Disaster as opportunity
    First published 03:12 09.12.10 | Last updated 03:12 09.12.10
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