Not only does this article express a valid concern about Obama’s ability to take a stand, but it is also a very important piece of news about Israel’s diligence to minimize civilian casualties. Additionally, it is a reminder that Hamas continuously hides behind the skirts of women and toys of children.
As for our president-elect, his all-too-coy insistence that “we have only one president at a time” has been selective from the start. Glad to pontificate on stimulus packages and union benefits, Obama has used the one-president mantra to avoid taking stands on difficult issues that bedevil or bewilder him.
Our president-elect needed to make a clear, prompt statement in support of Israel. He didnt. If I were an Israeli leader, Id be worried, too.
Obamas notorious for avoiding firm stands that might alienate any important constituency. But you cant have it both ways in the Middle East. He needs to stand up in support of Israel. Now.
Israeli soldiers should not have to go into battle worrying about an American bullet in the back.