Diary

Obama's Bizzaro Middle East

The Obama regime has turned the entirety of the Middle East political landscape upside down. Apparently there is nothing of substance in this country’s historical alliance with Israel, and the regime is now behaving as if our relationship with sponsors of worldwide terrorism means more to us. And it’s nothing short of surreal.

Just days ago, in a Q&A with [mc_name name=’Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’G000359′ ], Secretary of State [mc_name name=’Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’K000148′ ] affirmed the regime’s assessment that Iran is a belligerent and destabilizing force in the region – Syrian President Assad is a puppet of the government of Iran; the terror group Hezbollah is an Iranian subcontractor; Iran’s involvement was a key in the collapse of the Yemeni government. And almost as these admissions were being uttered, Iranian warships destroyed a replica of an American carrier in the Strait of Hormuz.

In the minds of the regime, the government of Iran is apparently worthy of the respect and stature sufficient to continue nuclear negotiations against the strong and reasonable objections of what has been our strongest ally in the area, while at the same time, the address of Prime Minister Netanyahu to Congress is not worthy of the time it would take regime members to attend.

The dynamics in the region have changed quickly, and over a time frame that allows just one explanation – the behaviors, the alliances, the stated objectives, of the nation states in the Middle East haven’t changed in any meaningful way, but the worldview of the occupant of the Oval Office definitely has. We have had disagreements with Israeli leadership before, but we’ve never had an administration who displayed such overt contempt for this vital ally.

It’s almost as if Israel were a worldwide sponsor of terrorism, or administering a puppet government, or blowing up American warships in effigy, while Iran were a force for decency, democracy, and stability in the region…

It’s not just the U.S. Constitution that is meaningless to Obama – the history and current reality of the Middle East appear to mean less than the whim of this petulant former community agitator and the Islamist-empathizers he’s surrounded himself with. It’s no wonder to any reasonable observer why Israelis are uneasy – but it’s hard to understand why more Americans aren’t profoundly concerned.