Netanyahu Waters Down Obamamania, Stands Tall for Israel!

By John W. Lillpop

Welcome to the big leagues, Barack Obama!

After being whiplashed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's upset victory in Iran on Saturday, President Obama was subjected to further abuse by Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel.

As reported, in part, at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6498930.ece

"Binyamin Netanyahu tonight endorsed the creation of a Palestinian state after weeks of pressure from Washington, but defied President Obama's demand for a halt to all settlements.

"In a high-profile speech that the Palestinian administration of Mahmoud Abbas said "hobbles all efforts to save the peace process", the Israeli Prime Minister said that the Palestinians must recognise Israel as a "Jewish state" and that any future Palestinian state had to be demilitarised.

“If we have the guarantees on demilitarisation and if the Palestinians recognise Israel as the state of the Jewish people, then we arrive at a solution based on a demilitarised Palestinian state alongside Israel,” Mr Netanyahu said.

“The Palestinian territory will be without arms, will not control air space, will not be able to have arms enter, without the possibility of striking alliances with Iran or [Lebanese Shia militia] Hezbollah."

"Mr Netanyahu also ruled out a complete halt to settlement activity and said that Palestinian refugees dating from the 1948 creation of Israel, and their descendants, would not be resettled inside Israel’s borders."

Hooray for Netanyahu for standing up to Barack Obama in order to advance Israel's best interests. If only the US Congress would do the same for the American people!

Of course, the Obama administration is claiming that Netanyahu's speech was a victory for the president. The Palestinian people obviously do not agree with many stating that the peace process has been undone by Netanyahu's remarks.

Of course, Obama also claimed to be "excited" about the debate in Iran as well.

The bitter truth is that Barack Obama is perceived as weak and ineffective both at home and in foreign lands. His ability to govern and influence world affairs is diminishing rapidly.

Obamamania has been exposed as a foolish hoax. What next from our inexperienced community organizer?