keep your friends close but your enemies closer
Published on April 9, 2010 By Anthony R In Politics

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This picture infuriates me. Look at the way Chicago thug Obama is pointing his finger into the chest of Netanyahu.


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on Apr 09, 2010

I had noticed the same thing when I saw it on Drudge.  I'd love to hear/see the context.

on Apr 10, 2010

You know, a 6 year old was suspended from school for almost a week for doing the same thing. Link

on Apr 10, 2010

This picture does look bad, but I'd really like to see a video or know what was being said at the moment. Although I'm critical of this president, he could be saying, "Hey, want to grab a danish?" or "I like your tie". Their are one, maybe two people smiling in the background, which tells me the conversation at the moment was not tense in nature. I would agree at the very least it is bad manners and he should be more careful.

Obama gives us plenty of valid reasons to be angry (like other elements of this very meeting). Let us not lose focus and set our sights on things that are not clear, factual, or overly trivial. I'll give Obama a pass on this one (not the the entire meeting, which I felt was a dressing down of an important ally, I can see where this photo lends to that outcome), if further evidence concerning the photo becomes available to prove otherwise, my opinion will change accordingly. I don't hate the man, I hate his policies and the direction I feel he is taking us.

on Apr 10, 2010

if further evidence concerning the photo becomes available to prove otherwise, my opinion will change accordingly.

When taken in context with Obama's list of demands and his refusal to pose for a routine handshake photo op like all of his predecessors  it becomes clear that he is hostile. Look at the expression on Netanyahu's face... It looks like a combo of disappointment and shock. Obama's body language isn't just confined to the rude finger pointing in the chest either. His expression is also hostile. imo

on Apr 10, 2010

When taken in context with Obama's list of demands and his refusal to pose for a routine handshake photo op like all of his predecessors it becomes clear that he is hostile. Look at the expression on Netanyahu's face... It looks like a combo of disappointment and shock. Obama's body language isn't just confined to the rude finger pointing in the chest either. His expression is also hostile. imo

Yeah, I understand how one can come to that conclusion from how we all know this meeting turned out. I'm still not convinced Obama was (in this photo) trying to intimidate him. If they were engaged in actual policy discussion, both would have been seated. I also don't believe for a moment that Netanyahu's would stand there and take it. Don't get me wrong, I'll be all over a photo of a bow or anything intentionally stupid. I just believe it one of those photos taking during an awkward moment. It's very difficult to say when we don't have video or at least a transcript of what exactly was being said at the moment the photo was taken.

I'm sure this will get the base riled up. It flows very nicely with the tone of the meeting. Personally I'd prefer the attention go to the substance (or lack of) that took place at this meeting or in Obama's other actions. I didn't care for it much when the left did/does things (questionable photo's or interpretations) like this with Bush (just look at one any of MF's political blogs), that doesn't change for me because there is an administration I don't agree with in office. There is much bigger fish, that are easier to catch than this. Especially when we are not sure this even is a fish, even though it is definitely in the same swamp. I'm not saying you should feel the same Tony, this is just my opinion. 

on Apr 10, 2010

On the plus side, liberals have finally found a situation where they want the US to meddle in another country's affairs.

Israelis thought that Obama would be trying to create a peace plan, not demand segregation in Israel's capital.

I do (not) wonder if President Obama would treat a non-Jewish leader like that. There is certainly no lack of cities ruled by one country and claimed by other groups in the Middle-East.

The big irony (actually a case of sarcasm) is that Obama hosted a Seder (a Jewish ritual) in the White House. A seder traditionally ends with the words "Next Year in Jerusalem", as part of a prayer for every Jew to return to the holy city. I do wonder if he managed to say those words without laughing.

 

on Apr 11, 2010

The big irony (actually a case of sarcasm) is that Obama hosted a Seder (a Jewish ritual) in the White House. A seder traditionally ends with the words "Next Year in Jerusalem", as part of a prayer for every Jew to return to the holy city. I do wonder if he managed to say those words without laughing.
  I thought the same thing!

on Apr 11, 2010

I do wonder if he managed to say those words without laughing.

Only if they were on the teleprompter.  He never laughs at his teleprompter.

on Apr 11, 2010

I thought the same thing!

I do wonder if Obama's politically correct supporters have any idea how offensive that combination was to Jews, both religious and secular.

 

on Apr 12, 2010

Daiwa

Only if they were on the teleprompter.  He never laughs at his teleprompter.

Unless Mr. Teleprompter tells him to.

on Apr 13, 2010

Is it just me, or the last part of his finger seems to be in another color?

For half a second, I thought it was a tie-holder wore by Israel's president.

on Apr 13, 2010

Cikomyr
Is it just me, or the last part of his finger seems to be in another color?

For half a second, I thought it was a tie-holder wore by Israel's president.

I really do not want to know where that finger has been!!!!!

on Apr 13, 2010

Israel's president

Bibi is the prime minister.

The president is Shimon Peres, the womanizer.

 

on Apr 13, 2010

Leauki




Israel's president

Bibi is the prime minister.

The president is Shimon Peres, the womanizer.

 

Oops

Anyway, the one important

on Apr 13, 2010

Cikomyr,

 

What do you think of this picture?