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Obama’s animus
Power Line, by Scott Johnson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/28/2014 1:22:05 PM

No surprise here, but I had overlooked what Peter Wehner has extracted from the Jerusalem Post: Speaking extensively on US relations with Jerusalem since the end of the latest round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians last April, and throughout Operation Protective Edge, a candid [former US special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Martin] Indyk said at times US President Barack Obama has become “enraged” at the Israeli government, both for its actions and for its treatment of his chief diplomat, US Secretary of State John Kerry… Gaza has had “very negative impact” on US-Israel relations, he continued.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/28/2014 1:30:28 PM     (No. 9984725)

"Enraged" is a very strong word. It borders on "out of control anger". A man beating his helpless wife is ´enraged´. People who are involved in road rage incidents are ´enraged´. When bulls fight they are enraged, completely at the mercy of their hormones during mating season.

Øbama ´enraged´...not likely. I doubt he has the capacity or the energy to get that emotionally involved in anything. Since he has no personal moral fiber, why would he expend the effort to actually care so much about anything? He might get miffed or mildly irritated over a bad golf shot. But, even there, he can always take a Mulligan...he´s the Prez and he gots a pen!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/28/2014 1:50:09 PM     (No. 9984758)

The only time Barky´s ´enraged´ is when there is no mirror handy, or the TelePrompTer stops working.

For the headline: take out the "im" from the second word, and you´ll find out the source of all Barack´s wisdom.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/28/2014 2:17:39 PM     (No. 9984787)

#2, we had the original JPost article by Michael Wilner at

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=798792

When I first read about Indyk´s interview (published in Foreign Policy) and saw the word "enraged" used two or three times, I was gobsmacked and still am. It´s not as if Indyk slipped and used the wrong word or that "enraged" is an ambivalent word--he´s being very specific here.

Reading about Indyk´s public criticism of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, I also raised eyebrows that "Indyk, and his team, shared in the blame, often contributing to a toxic environment for negotiators." Another strong, specific word--"toxic."

And, finally, the last paragraph:

“It’s very hard to make the argument that America now has a strategic interest in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” he said. But “if Israel becomes a partisan issue in American politics, the US-Israel relationship will then be weaker as a result.”

Add to that the State Department´s comment about Indyk being a "private citizen" who can speak as he pleases, and leaving aside all the other reasons to support our ally, it´s obvious nobody in this administration gives a damn about an ally that could take out Iran´s nuclear weapon capabilities. (Again.)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/28/2014 3:11:26 PM     (No. 9984858)

animus, isn´t that a kind way of saying he likes critters? /S

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/28/2014 3:30:39 PM     (No. 9984869)

What? What?

Stinky´s what?

Oh, wait - - I see - - "animus." At first glance I didn´t see the "i" and the "m."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ronnietheK, 8/28/2014 5:42:18 PM     (No. 9985017)

This man nauseates me.

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