President Obama’s first call to a foreign leader was to President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority? Are you frakking kidding me? What, Osama Bin Laden wasn’t available to answer the phone?
The middle east is important, so reach out to Israel. Then the Palestinians. Why does his calling Abbas first matter? The symbolism. He did not call a friend, such as Israel, (or Britain, Canada or Australia for that matter), he called the Palestinians. You know, the ones that elected Hamas as their government. The same Hamas that is currently busy smuggling rockets into the PA and then firing them into Israel. This is not a good sign. Clearly Samantha Power has the President’s ear and he does not know the good guys from the bad.
Cross-posted with links at The Opinionator.