Fearless (2)

President Obama’s ass-kicking AIPAC speech can be seen here. 


Josh Marshal: A proud day for Obama

Sticks to commitment to policies that will secure Israel’s future, even at the expense of opportunistic attacks and political controversy.

Obliquely and with respect to his audience, in his speech to AIPAC today, President Obama also responded to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s repeated lies about what President Obama said only the day before.

Just as no man is an island, no country can be either. On its present course Israel is on its way to becoming a pariah state, a status in which it cannot indefinitely or even perhaps long survive. Neither the fact that Israel faces a profound cultural animosity among the region’s Arab populations nor the bad faith that often greets its actions nor even the anti-Semitism that is sometimes beneath the animus changes this essential fact. The make-up of the 21st century world is simply not compatible with a perpetual military occupation of another people, especially one that crosses a boundary of ethnicity and religion. Only the willfully oblivious can’t see that.

I’ve had so many conversations with American and Israeli hardliners who say essentially, why give up this land as long as the Palestinians won’t do this or that thing? Such folly. As though the settlements of the West Bank were a thing of great value as opposed to a lethal threat. Like you insist on keeping the knife in your belly as opposed to removing it at the first opportunity because someone else you’re negotiating with won’t do what you want.

Netanyahu believes that US power is forever and that the US political consensus to support Israel in almost any policy choice it makes will never change. So he can simply ignore the currents of history and international affairs and thumb his nose at every other country in the world. But neither is true.

Most of Israel’s leaders and all the giants of early Zionism — whom are demeaned even to be compared to Netanyahu — realized this. They mixed a lot of pragmatism with their improbable idealism.

The occupation itself represents the true existential threat to Israel. Most who don’t have a profound and over-riding ideological commitment to maintaining a state in all of historic Palestine get this. That’s why even someone like Tzipi Livni, a former member of the Likud and someone from a Revisionist family, realized that partition is the only viable path forward.

For me this is the key issue. Justice, peace … you don’t even need to get to those agenda items. The simple reality is that Israel needs partition for its survival, more really than any of the other parties to the controversy.


PBO will leave tonight for 5 days tour in Europe. Here’s his crazy schedule:

Monday, May 23rd – Ireland
*Arrive in Dublin in the morning

*Meeting the President: The President and First Lady will meet with Irish President Mary McAleese and her husband, Dr. Martin McAleese at Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the Irish president in Phoenix Park, Dublin. The President will “honor Mrs. McAleese’s extraordinary legacy of serving the people of Ireland and advancing the peace in Northern Ireland,” Rhodes said.

*Meeting with the Taoiseach: The President and First Lady will meet with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Mrs. FionnualaKenny at Farmleigh, also located in Phoenix Park, to discuss a range of bilateral issues.

*Moneygall: The President and First Lady travel to Moneygall, where they are expected to stay for a little over an hour.

*Return: To Dublin.

*College Green Address: In the evening, President Obama will deliver remarks at a public event in front of the portico of the Bank of Ireland on College Green, and the event will include a variety of musical and theatrical performances. The President’s speech “will be very Irish-focused. It’s a chance to talk about the enormous affinity that Americans have for Ireland, rooted in part in the huge population of Irish-Americans,” Rhodes said. “It is a speech about the ties between our peoples, rather than a statement on policy.”

*The President and First Lady will spend the night in Dublin.

Tuesday, May 24 – England
*Travel: The President and First Lady travel to London, and arrive mid-morning.

*Arrival ceremony: At the airport

*Formal arrival ceremony at Buckingham Palace: The President and First Lady will be welcomed by Her Majesty and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

*Lunch with Her Majesty: President Obama will have lunch at Buckingham Palace with the Queen, the Duke and the U.S. and U.K. delegations.

*Westminster Abbey: In the afternoon, the President will visit Westminster Abbey for a range of events associated with the State Visit, including a wreath-laying ceremony

*Meetings: President Obama will meet separately with Prime Minister David Cameron and the opposition leader, Ed Miliband of the Labour Party.

*Buckingham Palace State Dinner: Her Majesty will host dinner for the President and First Lady at Buckingham Palace.

*Royal overnight: The President and First Lady will spend the night at Buckingham Palace.

Wednesday, May 25th – London
*Bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Cameron: The President will have a full bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Cameron. The agenda is expected to include Afghanistan, counterterrorism, Iran, Libya, and the global economy.

*Honoring military service members and families: Mrs. Obama and Samantha Cameron, wife of the Prime Minister, will co-host an event to honor military families, U.S. and U.K. service members and veterans. The President and Prime Minister will “drop by” the event.

*First Lady’s event at University of Oxford: Mrs. Obama has invited students from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, a secondary school for girls in North London, for a day-long university “immersion experience” at the University of Oxford. Mrs. Obama will visit with the students in the afternoon, according to an East Wing aide.

*Press Conference: The President and Prime Minister Cameron will hold a joint press conference.

*President Obama addresses Parliament: President Obamais expected to speak on the alliance between the US and the UK, and “an imperative of the United States and Europe retaining and strengthening our cooperation around the world.”

*Winfield House Dinner: President Obama will host a dinner in honor of Her Majesty at Winfield House, the residence of the American Ambassador in London.

*Royal overnight: The President and First Lady spend the night at Buckingham Palace.

Thursday, May 26th – London to Deauville, France for G8
*Travel: The President and First Lady depart London for Deauville, France,

*G8 meeting: President Obama will attend the G8 meeting. Other nations participating include the U.K., Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, Russia and the European Union.
The G8 summit will give President Obama the opportunity to push for a speedy decision to choose a new chief of the International Monetary Fund, to succeed the disgraced Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Deputy National Security Adviser Michael Froman said President Obama wants an open process that leads to a prompt decision on a new IMF head*Bilateral with Medvedev: Before entering the G8, the President will hold a bilateral meeting withPresident Dmitry Medvedev of Russia.

Friday, May 27th – Deauville, France and Warsaw, Poland
*The G8 continues in France on Friday.

*Bilaterals: President Obama will attend separate bilateral meetings with President Sarkozy and with Prime Minister Kan of Japan.

*Travel: The President and First Lady will travel to Warsaw, Poland.

*Presidential Dinner: President Obama and Poland’sPresident Bronislaw Komorowski will host a dinner for the Heads of State of Central and Eastern Europe who will be in Poland for a summit at this time.

Saturday, May 28th: Warsaw, Poland
*Morning bilateral: President Obama will have a bilateral meeting in the morning with President Komorowski.

*Remarks: The two Presidents will deliver remarks at the conclusion of the bilateral meeting.

*Working Lunch: President Obama and President Komorowski will attend a working lunch with the Prime Minister of Poland.



Go, Ireland!!!!


114 thoughts on “Fearless (2)

  1. My Prez ain’t neva skurred! Netan-yahoo’s little speech to Congress (or whatever it is he’s planning to do) is now gonna be a mere afterthought.

    Foiled again, lol!

  2. I am really praying the weather doesn’t stop him from going to Moneygall…I think I’ll be more disappointed for them then they will be for themself.

    Netin yahoo needs to sit down somewhere with his disrespectful self.

  3. He sure ain’t….by know you would think they would have learned….don’t lie on him because he will come back with the truth.

  4. I love his stance with Israel. No longer is it the “do whatever Israel wants in fear that AIPAC will tell Jewish-Americans not to support my re-election” like every other President. President Obama reminds Israel that it’s the United States that assures its existence and that it’s OUR lead that THEY should follow.

    He’s trying to lead Israel towards an attainable and sustainable future and could give a damn about Netenyahu’s political future.

  5. I believe they now have alternate ways of getting him and FLOTUS to Moneygall in case the weather is bad.

  6. Makes you realise that, in that press conference with Netanyahu — Bibi didn’t even realise that Obama was not talking to him. Obama was talking to the world, and to the Quartet, telling them that his administration is on board for a real solution. Watch Obama’s body language during Netanyahu’s silly lecture. It’s not even contempt- it’s pity.

  7. I’m a mutt too but the Irish in me just can’t help but sing along. Also lived in Israel a short while and those people deserve better than Netanyahu in my humble opinion.

  8. Hi guys,
    I want to introduce myself as a UK Obama supporter. I followed the 2008 elections closely and having turned 18 that year, envied my American friends for getting the chance to vote for such a great candidate.

    The recent Donald Trump spectacle has gotten me back into American politics and this site has really helped me to catch up, so thank you BWD.

    I watched President Obama’s interview with Andrew Marr and was very impressed. The President making a speech to AIPAC today demonstrates his moral courage. I want to say that you have a fine President but more importantly, I hope that enough sane Americans vote for this man in 2012. Looking at the field of Republican candidates, I can’t imagine any of them being able to deal with the world’s problems as Obama does. I’m not saying he can work miracles and there are a lot of problems in the Middle East and elsewhere but I think America and the
    West in general are in the most capable hands available. Additionally, the prospect, however slim, of Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin (whose ‘fire in the belly’ will unfortunately not
    compensate for the space in her head) having access to the nuclear codes is frightening.

    Apologies for the mini-rant. I only meant to delurk to say hi but I felt the need to tell you all how your politics (on the Presidential level, at least) affects the world. There’s not much I can do but send good vibes but you shall have them in abundance! I plan to check in regularly and I really enjoy following the discussions here.

  9. He is in Chicago building the architecture for a second term for Prez Obama.

  10. That’s the best capture of this saga I’ve yet read, StarkyLuv. Thank you.

    I agree entirely, he wasn’t talking to or about Netenyahu on Thursday. He was speaking to the world. Only the hardline Neocons got it bungled up in their brains what he meant. Everyone else heard exactly what he said and what he meant.

  11. I have to admit that I had a “bwd” moment before this speech. I was nervous for a variety of reasons. But as I listened, I was so impressed! The crowd was more than polite, they were warm. And he not only didn’t back down, he reiterated his comments and rightfully accused “some” of misrepresenting his words from Thursday’s speech. Great note to leave town on!

  12. I find it odd that the daily gos does not mention the president’s speech to the AIPAC.

  13. Hello Esmerelda! love your name. I am always impressed by how much Obama’s international supporters know about our politics. Its encouraged me to pay attention to what goes on outside of the US bubble.

  14. Or if they do, they’ll rant and rave about Mr. Obama being an AIPAC puppet, yadda yadda yadda.

  15. “Fearless” Indeed….
    When you have Truth and God by your side….
    what you see.. is confidence combined with passion, intellect, charisma, humility, brains and a smile that lights up the room..that even his critics can’t help but like him….

    As they say “God can do anything But Fail”

    Long live President Obama:-)




    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. For once, josh marhsall gets it right. His whole speech is for the rest of the world, who have long ago changed their views on unstinting support to Israel but were hesitant to come out boldly and say it because of US stand. now he has freed them so to speak to speak their own minds. There are growing voices in the international fora that are demanding their share of chest thumping and PBO realizes that.

  18. Daily Kos is such a joke…they only post things that are negative towards the President…I learned long ago….when they had their polling so low for the President while it was higher in every other polling data…lol even fox news was much higher than DailyKaos…..go figure…lol

  19. Thanks so much Kasai…

    That’s an AWESOME vid clip!

    YES.WE.CAN…DO.More, Together!
    YES.WE.CAN…Move America Forward & Win The Future!
    YES.WE.CAN, Again Make History…Obama/Biden 2012!


  20. What a wonderful and intelligent introduction, Esmerelda. Your voice will definitely be a welcome addition to the many fine discussions that take place here daily. Welcome! (And I love the Palin comment about the space in her head – so true!)

  21. Hi Esmerelda,
    That was a very polite rant. I was born and raised in the UK until I was 25. I am so happy to be here to vote for Obama. My family in England were alarmed when Bush was in power because they didn’t trust his judgement. It’s nice to have a President I can be proud of now. I wish more Americans could see him as clearly as the rest of the world does. A good number of them have no clue what an asset he is to the USA. The media here is just terrible.

  22. Ditto, LOL.

    I don’t even like to hear them when certain ones of them try to act like they support him on a particular issue and then the nexct day, they are back to hair on fire tanturms.

    Silence is golden, especially from that group.

    Go figure.

  23. Great observation:) I thought the same thing, but you said it better.Agreed. 100%!
    By the way…I just THINK I’m busy during the week. I promise NEVER to complain about what I have to do in any given week.My week is PUNY!!!I hope the President and beautiful First Lady have a productive and wonderful time in Europe this week.Prepare for the little chilren to act up and misbehave while the adults are gone.It’s really getting tiresome to watch and listen to them.

  24. Same with HuffNPuff Post. All they care about is controversy, and duping as many folks as possible into falling for said controversies.

    I’ve had it with the liberals and Democrats who have stabbed our President in the back from day one. He continues to prove how tough and how much of a fighter he truly is. He truly wants the best for this country and the entire world, yet we have politicians on both sides of the aisle that want him to fail.

    DailyKo$, HuffnPuff Post, FDL, they care more and more about beating FoxLies at their own game than about making actual progress for this country, hence why I pay them no attention. Every time our President schools them, they complain and whine “how DARE HE attack us!” Like he’s just supposed to stand there and take it?

    This President gets it, these jokers in the media don’t. That’s why I listen to the President more than the media. Heck it’s the same media that ran the story about Taylor vs. Kanye for one week, Mr. Obama’s off mic comments about Kanye being a jackass, and made a mountain out of a molehill out of it.

  25. AMK…do you think they’ll finally start being more frank and open about their feelings about Israel? And if so, will their attitudes make Israel even more paranoid and make them dig in even more as victims?

  26. Oh they’ll be out in full force, as soon as Glenn Greenwald, Cornel West, Ed Shultz, and the rest of the UNprofessional left jokers rant and rave about Mr. Obama bending over backwards for Israel and how he is an AIPAC puppet, yadda yadda yadda.

    Heck over at TPV, Deniac has a thread up about how NPA actually wants to support an independent/third-party candidate in 2012 against President Obama. It’s silly and pathetic.

  27. Seriously; look at my President. I just loves the guy; he’s utterly fantastic. I hope that he and the First Lady completely enjoy their trip, and I thank the excited people in Ireland so much for being so enthusiastic about welcoming our POTUS.

  28. Hi! What a wonderful comment; I hope that you stick around and join the family.

  29. The skinny kid with the funny name has sure come a long way since 2004. Only 7 short years! WOW!
    Now he is on the cusp of community organizing the world to push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Don’t forget the MoneyGall tv coverage starts at 4am eastern!!

  30. Yes; for the infants and toddlers at dfox, silence is golden. They can enjoy their cups and pacifiers of stfu.

  31. I have said over and again. People continue to underestimate this president at their own embarassment. In his rude tantrum, Bibi thought he was teaching our president a lesson.

    Like all the others he will learn.

    Thanks for this space, BWD. Between here, TPV and Chipsticks, I am saved the trouble of listening to or readidng extra garbage. Save me a few brain cells.

    Good Sunday everyone. Now we can wait for tomorrow and the rest of the week to savor our president on the world stage.

  32. None of the countries want Israel gone (except for a few nutz in ME). But at the same time, many do not relish its expansionist agenda, especially under the belligerent nut n yahoo.

    Yes, you can expect more voices speaking more loudly now (actually it had started even before PBO’s speech – witness a resolution that is to be moved in UN for palestine state and PBO is smart enough to see it).

    The days of US dictating policies around the world are over (thanks to bungling by the neocons). One example I will cite is that Australia & South Africa yesterday objected to the next IMF chief being an european. They are staking their claims as a stakeholder. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/business-13490145). You can expect many such demands from others like China, India, Brazil etc. due to their growing economic might.

  33. Gaaaaah he so gorgeous and smart!!! I ❤ him.

    In other news I am still hand wringing that schedule. Me no likey, but I pray for God to keep giving him strength and bring him home safely.

  34. You’re welcome:-)

    After hearing his speech…He gets me fired up…and just wanted to share this clip…to let everyone know….how loved He is:-)

  35. Nutjob Professionals Association ?

    And I was lmao at their “soliciting for candidates” to primary Obama. Heck, even their “soliciting for money’ fell flat.

  36. One of the many things that I appreciate about this President is the fact that he will not allow anyone to dumb him down in their reporting of what he has said. Like he said this mornig at AIPAC: ” Now listen to what I really did say on Thurs., as opposed to what has been reported. Here are the facts.” He really does not tolerate this type of continued treatment from the MSM. I am so elated to see him come our again and knock it out of the ballpark. I support you, Mr. President. No One Dumbs Down this President. Not now, not ever. He will not allow you to get away with this stupid reporting. Plain and simple. He was smiling, but he was a little pissed this morning. I am proud of our intelligent President.

  37. Gn…So glad you still enjoying that clip…
    It still is one of my favs.

    Thanks so much GN 🙂

  38. God hasn’t abandoned him so far – he’ll be just fine. Someone mentioned yesterday that when President Obama first entered the Illinois State Assembly, he asked for as much work as they could give him, and said he isn’t afraid to work hard. I think he likes being busy, and he doesn’t want to waste a second of these eight years in Office. Time moves too quickly and there is too much to do.

  39. Nutties and Phonies Arsenic. Or yet another firedoglake gambit to destroy the Democratic party IMO. Not worth your attention.

  40. Oh, please let’s not speak of SP…I hate to even try and spit the name out anymore. Rumor has it that she just bought an 8000 sq ft home in the desert in N Scottsdale.Someone help me think of a catchy “something” to put in the window of my car in case I see her on the street. Oh wait.I would never shop at Walmart so she might not see it….SHe is such an opportunist that I fear that she thinks she may want to try and be the next senator from AZ, as our other “wonderful idiot Senator” is retiring.That would be Kyl…the “not meant to be a factual statement” senator.Considering that SP has never uttered a factual statement in her life, it would seem that she could slide right in and no one would even notice the difference.Add that to the ignorant voter syndrome that afflicts most of the voters in this state, and VIOLA!So now we are the new proud home of both Sarah AND Bristol.What a dubious distinction…I think I will be sick now.

  41. Thanks! I confess it’s not my real name though but inspired by one of my favourite characters in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.

    I think the interest in American politics could be due to the fact that ours is not as exciting. I guess it’s also a trade-off, though as I must admit there’s less craziness a la birtherism and 9/11 conspiracy theories.

  42. It’s nice to hear from abroad. Your comments were well thought and on definitely on point. You appear to have a clear grasps of our politics and we appreciate your points of view. Feel free to share with us anytime. And thank you sincerely for your support of our wonderful President Barack Obama!

  43. If you look carefully at the circle of blue light above his head, it makes him look a little ‘Messiah-like’. I’m JOKING, of course though the irony is that he’s actually trying to save Israel in an entirely earthly sense- from themselves.

  44. Thanks, but this place needs more than that:)The stupid and the hate here are both a badge of honor.As if we don’t have enough issues already.The stupid. It hurts.

  45. If only Bibi and his fellow travelers could see that!

    Oh, welcome aboard 😀

  46. The truth is that the folks at the Old Orange are in a bit of a bind with this issue. Some of their liberal/Dem heroes in congress are on the side of Israel/Netanyahu, so it would look rather hypocritical for them to post outrage diaries condemning the President for being “too soft” on Israel, when their favorites to primary the President were doing the same thing or worse. Hence the silence overthere…

  47. The prevailing theory here in Arizona is that God was in the midst of rapturing Sistah Sarah, when He got a a sudden burst of Dietical (if Sarah can use refudiate, I can use Dietical)humor and dumped her in Arizona. In response I can only say, “Dear Lord, we are NOT amused!”

  48. 🙂

    know I am hoping that U2/Bono will have a surprise appearance at the Dublin concert in honor of our President visit.

    So I went to see what Bono schedule was…
    and I have no idea to why May 23rd was left open…..Oh my could it be??? Or am I just dreaming…lol
    here you go….

    U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011May
    Denver, CO Invesco Field (34) The Fray Packages Tickets
    Salt Lake City, UT Rice-Eccles Stadium (15) The Fray Packages Tickets
    Winnipeg, MB CA CANAD Inns Stadium (8) The Fray ENDED ENDED
    Edmonton CA Commonwealth Stadium

  49. Esmeralda Bienvida and thatn you, yes we have a great president.
    BWD ass- kicking you bet ya!! he, he you are amazing happy Sunday.

  50. Crossing my fingers and toes; he’s such a terrific person that you never know what bono is going to do; that would so surely uplift Ireland during these tough times that such a gift would be treasured for years,

  51. Do not worried they do not like complex issues they just like to snipe, maybe Kucinich is their man?

  52. :)You know EXACTLY what I’m talking about..he should have called her home.That way, we ALL would have been happy.No. WE ARE NOT AMUSED!

  53. Thanks BWD; for creating this site, I was a
    fan of yours at DKos. I am Canadian, and I grow jealous each day of America,that you guys have such an awesome, intelligent leader as President Obama. I am a huge fan of politics,but only became a fan of Mr. Obama, when I heard his speech in Iowa, after winning the primary from Hilary Clinton…up until then I was a fan of Bill Clinton(I have seen him in person) and never believe anyone next to Pierre Trudeau(former Prime Minister of Canada) could give a speech that would make want to take notes, but President Obama did one better, he gave me goose bumps also…and I have been a fan of his ever since. From my observation, your President seems to be redefining excellence for America,and the World,unfortunately,the U.S media seem to be 5 steps behind and still stuck in the George Bush era of media reporting…hence they pick out what they can understand and present it as news. I watched your President’s speech live on CNN last Thursday and understood every word he said;I got there is no greater friend to Israel then this President, and as I watch him repeat the same speech today there is no denying that once again.
    Thanks again BWD for making this awesome site, and look forward to posting.

  54. I do apologize for touching a sore nerve and you have my deepest sympathies. Maybe you can send her one of those birth certificate mugs as a housewarming gift?

  55. That’s exactly right, and Bibi would rather be hardline/wrong than be on the right side of this struggle for peace.His shortsighted, narrow view will be his undoing because the world still moves at a rapid pace, whether he’s ready or not.The President was exactly right today in his toughness and urgency.

  56. Spot on. Their hypocrisy wreaks to the high heavens. I saw a headline the other day about how Senator Gillibrand is so busy all the time. She got all kinds of kudos for her busy schedule. I don’t begrudge her at all.

    But it would behoove those same people to give POTUS an inkling of support when it comes to how busy this man is. His daily schedule is so dizzying, it makes one wonder how he continues day in and day out. Not to mention with the ugliness and pettiness he must deal with.

    Go figure.

  57. Yes it can Mel Osorio…all we have to do go to youtube…and posted in FB…for all to see.

    Yes We Can:-)

  58. Welcome,Andy! You have very astute observations…especially about the useless media here.This President is on a whole other level, and after 2+ years in office they still haven’t figured it out yet.They all were “dumbed down” during the Bush years and think they can continue to not do their jobs now…if they EVER did. We are very proud our President…there aren’t enough adjectives:)Nice to have international take on our politics here to get the real world perspective.Thanks so much.

  59. Andy that was a beautiful post….and thank you for supporting our Great President.

    It’s hard to imagine America without this great leader President Obama…

  60. OMG, 4am for a whole week. I might need to learn how to tivo the Irish News channel.

  61. I love you:) You have MY sense of humor!Thanks,for the thought.Feel free to send more…we’ll need all we can think of!I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking of a “housewarming” gift for quitter Sarah…she’ll get a good one soon enough when she feels what 118 degrees feels like on skin.She’s not in Alaska anymore!!!!

  62. Bibi owes his political survival to Avigdor Lieberman who is further right than Bibi’s Likud Party. Both are supported by hard right Israelis, but not the majority. Remember Bibi was only able to defeat his rival from the moderate party of the previous President because Lieberman gave Bibi. Enough votes to firm a coalition to govern.

    I think there will be more voices of Israel’s left that can bring the situation back in balance. With the Arab Spring threatening to flow into Europe, historical precedent as we have known it for five decades, is about to be overhauled.

    Be Glad PBO plays long game. It’s the only solution that makes sense.

  63. Esmerelda- Welcome to the family, look forward to your thoughts.

  64. Ariana is no liberal or progressive. For over a year it’s been negative Obama 24/7. Many regulars left HuffPo long ago. DK and FDL are fringe.

  65. Yeah I was wondering whether Peter was thinking of Axelrod. Why would Axrendale be in Chicago building architecture for the Prez’s 2nd term? Not that it’s impossible, but sounds more like an Axelrod endeavour…

  66. Although, they could benefit from Axrendale’s wisdom, but yeah, thanks for clearing that up.

  67. That’s a really good article. Love the last line:
    “He will play the grownup because he is a grownup. It will be interesting to see if that works.”

  68. B/c that would be great, WE just have to believe that’s what it is…

    Besides PBHO bein’ there, that would be the “icin’ on the cake”
    for the Moneygall/Ireland residents!

    And, Bono IS Irish(?) and a Obama supporter!

    GO Moneygall/Ireland GO! 😉

  69. What I love about our brilliant president is that every time some person/group thinks he/she/it will outflank him, he gets the upper-hand, puts the smackdown on ’em, and they end up looking crazy and foolish!

  70. Esmerelda, welcome!

    I have great hope for the future of our planet knowing that there are intelligent, forward thinking young people like yourself around! You will, as PBO says, win the future!

  71. PBO brought into the light what many had been thinking in private, and he mentioned this in his speech to AIPAC. One thing about our president is that he never shies away from telling people the truth whether they want to hear it or not. He’s tired of Netanyahu’s games, and I’m very glad that he spoke up. It will allow the other nations who look at the situation between Israel and Palestine to have the courage to exert more pressure on Netanyahu. Our president always seem to look at foreign relations from a collaborative international, let’s all get on board, POV. He’s providing cover for the UK, France, Germany, and the other nations to feel more comfortable about speaking out about Netanyahu’s transgressions, and I certainly hope they do! Being staunch allies doesn’t have to mean putting up with Bibi’s thuggish behavior.

  72. I checked in over there a few times today. I could have missed it but you wouldn’t know that Obama gave a speech to AIPAC today. Can you imagine Bush having the courage to face a group that might not be receptive to him? Ever?

  73. Kasai, you are amazing at unearthing these videos clips! This is one of the best i’ve seen. It’s so uplifting! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  74. Yes, indeed! President Obama is under Divine Protection! Sounds like a winner to me!

  75. Indeed, President Obama is no pushover! Bibi better learn that lesson quick, fast, and in a hurry!

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