Another baseless attack against Obama. “He hates Israel.”
by David Veloz
I’m not an Obama supporter, not by a long shot. And recently I have been very critical of his administration’s policies on economics, health care, national security, foreign policy and the on going “War on Terror.” But reading and listening to the criticism of Obama’s Middle East peace speech from Conservatives and the Conservative media today, I sometimes wonder if they just like to attack Obama for the hell of it; or if Conservatives in general have comprehension problems. In his speech today, Obama said the following:
[W]hile the core issues of the conflict must be negotiated, the basis of those negotiations is clear: a viable Palestine, and a secure Israel. The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.
No big deal. Afterall reasonable people have in the past suggested that a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians include negotiations that would bring Israel’s borders back to the pre Six Days war lines. The statement made by Obama in his speech, is a statement that have been made in the past by Israeli politicians, American negotiators and diplomats and students of international relations. Yet that doesn’t stop the child like pundits on the right from making absurd and idiotic statements that that particular paragraph in the President’s speech means that ” Obama is now ready to advocate the next step of his plan to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.” Sure, because that is what Obama really wants to do, wipeout America’s only ally in the region. There should be serious criticism of Obama’s policies, but serious criticism means mature and compelling counterarguments, or counter-policies to those proposed by the administration, not the stupidity you see daily from Conservatives on Fox News and the rest of the Conservative media.