Interviewed in The Atlantic in May of 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama informed the electorate that Israel is a "constant wound... a constant sore..." and an infection. Jim Hoft caught Obama's inflammatory remarks.
Jeff Goldberg:--- Do you think that Israel is a drag on America’s reputation overseas?
Barack Obama:--- No, no, no. But what I think is that this constant wound, that this constant sore, does infect all of our foreign policy. The lack of a resolution to this problem provides an excuse for anti-American militant jihadists to engage in inexcusable actions, and so we have a national-security interest in solving this, and I also believe that Israel has a security interest in solving this because I believe that the status quo is unsustainable. I am absolutely convinced of that, and some of the tensions that might arise between me and some of the more hawkish elements in the Jewish community in the United States might stem from the fact that I’m not going to blindly adhere to whatever the most hawkish position is just because that’s the safest ground politically.
Obama's remarks seem to parallel those of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In yet another verbal attack against Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Jewish state a "filthy bacteria" whose sole purpose was to oppress the other nations of the region.
"The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime, which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast," the Iranian president told supporters at a rally in southern Iran.
Come to think of it, a Mr. A. Hitler had some remarks along these lines.
Against the infection of materialism, against the Jewish pestilence we must hold aloft a flaming ideal. And if others speak of the World and Humanity we say the Fatherland - and only the Fatherland!
In the centuries-long war between the forces of radical Islam and the West, President Obama appears to back the barbarians.
Gee Doug, keep talking like this and even more liberal Jews will vote the the Teh Won.
Amazingly, this was the only think he said that he has not flipped, or lied about. I guess that means his antisemitism is far more important to him than governing the country is.
Could it be that anti-Semitism is CENTRAL to Obama's worldview?
Gee, do ya' think?
Doug, you're one of my favorite sites, so I say the following with affection:
Obama said that the Middle East conflict is the constant sore, not that Israel is.
And I can't stand Obama!
Phil, with all due respect, Obama was asked specifically about Israel and nowhere in his answer do you see him refer to the Middle East as being the problem.
I have to agree with Phil. He was referring to the "problem" not Israel. That said, he is the most Israel unfriendly president we have had in my memory.
Larry, it doesn't matter what Obama's opinion is about Israel, it's what his advisers think.
Errr, never mind!!! (smirk)
Wow! I don't understand how jews voted for him. He has a terrible background of antisemitism. Remember Jeremiah Wright, one of his mentors...
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