You know how sixteen year old girls act. They tend to treat those they like worse than those they don’t. In fact, I’ve noticed that their need to be liked usually motivates them to bend over backwards to please those who are meanest to them.
And it seems to me that Barack Obama is acting like a sixteen year old girl minus the cute little ponytail. His foreign policy seems to be the opposite of common sense.
Case in point: Obama is treating his allies like dirt including Prime Minister Gordon Brown who we gave a few DVD’s off the discount rack at Wal-Mart that don’t even work in his country. The Obama’s break protocol with the Queen. The White House mocked Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek for receiving a no-confidence vote in his own country, ignoring that he received the vote because of his strong support of American missile defense.
Israel has been essentially dropped like a bad habit. Check this out from The Age:
CAN Israel still call the United States its best international friend? Apparently not, if you believe the tone of the local media.
Watching the drama unfold inside Israel, the increasingly tense dialogue between US President Barack Obama and new Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking on all the trappings of a duel.
Almost every day brings news of another sore point between the two countries, a source of yet further inflammation of their once warm relations.
One could be forgiven for thinking that the more immediate threat to Israel’s national security lay across the Atlantic rather than from closer to home.
It is bad enough that President Obama uses almost every opportunity he can to set the parameters of a final peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Now US officials are openly using Israeli anxiety over Iran’s fledgling nuclear program as a bargaining chip to force Israel’s hand on giving up control of the West Bank Palestinian territory.
No less a figure than White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel — whose father fought with the militant Zionist group the Irgun, and whose appointment had provided such reassurance to Israeli officials — was quoted this week laying down the law to Israel.
If Israel wants US help to defuse the Iranian threat, Mr Emanuel was reported to have told Jewish leaders in Washington, then get ready to start evacuating settlements in the West Bank.
Talkback radio blazed with fury across the country the same day, as Israelis protested that no US official had the right to tell them where to live.
Then on Thursday came the news that Mr Netanyahu’s planned first meeting with President Obama in Washington next month had been called off.
Mr Netanyahu had hoped to capitalise on his attendance at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington to visit the White House.
But Administration officials informed Mr Netanyahu’s office that the President would not be “in town”.
But while Obama is estranging himself from traditional U.S. allies he’s practically “sexting” the mullahs of Iran and the leaders of the Islamic world.
And while he’ll be conveniently “out of town” when Netanyahu shows up, Obama races across a room to shake Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez’s hand like a sixteen year old girl who just spotted Zac Effron across the room.
And of course Obama is proposing talks aimed at ending the embargo of Cuba. He told a Summit of the Americas with Latin American leaders that he wanted to continue his apology-palooza with a conversation that would recognize past US “errors.”
So since Obama’s going to act like a sixteen year old, my only question is that when Obama meets with these dictators in the Oval Office, can we at least have a chaperon? Maybe Dick Cheney.