Hypocrisy never sleeps: even as the Obama ambassador to the UN ensured the passage of the Resolution against Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Barry - without a smidgeon of pecksniffery – wished Jews around the world a Happy Hanukkah:
“As night falls over each of the next eight days, Jews in the United States, Israel, and around the world will gather to light their Hanukkah menorahs, display them proudly in the window, and recall the miracles of both ancient times and the present day.
For more than two millennia, the story of Hanukkah has reminded the world of the Jewish people’s perseverance and the persistence of faith, even against daunting odds. For more than two centuries, the meaning of this holiday has inspired an American tradition of religious freedom -- one codified in the Bill of Rights and chronicled in the enduring promise President George Washington made in his letter to the Jews of Newport, Rhode Island: that the United States ‘gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.’
May the flicker of each flame in every Menorah remind us all of the profound miracles in our own lives. And may the light of hope we shed continue to drive out darkness and brighten the futures we build for our families, our neighbors, our communities, and our world.
On behalf of Michelle and my family, Chanukah Sameach. Happy Hanukkah!”
To be clear, according to Alan Dershowitz, it was Obama behind the UN resolution all along with the intent of abstaining in an attempt to tie Trump’s hand in the future. Barry doesn’t seem to understand that Trump simply refuses to comply with existing rules so the hand-tying may not work.
As Dershowitz has previously explained, when it comes to Israel Obama has always been 'Childish, Petty, and Vengeful,’ Whoever could have imagined this sort of evil duplicitousness on the part of an American president? Well, as it turns out, Glenn Reynolds.**
Obama had barely lowered his hand after being sworn in back in 2009 that Glenn Reynolds proposed that a re-run of the Carter presidency was likely a best case scenario for the lightworker, and while this has been manifestly true for quite a while now, yesterday’s UN vote seals the deal. – Powerline
It’s true; not since the inglorious days of Jimmy Carter has the world seen such an American Jew-hating President. As Steven Hayward reminded us, Carter pulled a similar move in his waning days, which led to this chastising Washington Post editorial in December of 1980. It could have been written (although not published) about Obama’s move last Friday:
THE AMERICAN vote against Israel in the Security Council Friday was, in a sense, the essential Carter. There was no good reason of state for the United States to reverse its previous refusal (twice) to condemn Israel for expelling two West Bank mayors…Yet the administration condemned Israel. It evidently did so out of a familiar impulse to be at one with the virtuous souls of the Third World, notwithstanding the complexities of the larger issue at hand.
Don’t say that Dewey and I didn’t try to warn you: WELCOME BACK, CARTER: Part 2
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network