How long will it take to undo Obama's backwards foreign policy mistakes? In the latest example of his ongoing effort to coddle enemies and tick off allies, Turtle Bay reports:
The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal.
And by doing this, we continue to send the ignorant message that the violence in the Middle East is the result of Israel not giving up enough. This continues to add credence to the question I, and others, have been asking for some time now: why does the Democratic Party of Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama continue to get the support of the Jewish community?
Not surprisingly, Barack's groveling before the Palestinians did not impress them:
But the Palestinians rejected the American offer following a meeting late Wednesday of Arab representatives and said it is planning to press for a vote on its resolution on Friday, according to officials familar with the issue. The decision to reject the American offer raised the prospect that the Obama administration will cast its first ever veto in the U.N. Security Council.
So did we think better of our willingness to sell out our friends? Nope:
Still, the U.S. offer signaled a renewed willingness to seek a way out of the current impasse, even if it requires breaking with Israel and joining others in the council in sending a strong message to its key ally to stop its construction of new settlements. U.S. officials were not available for comment, but two Security Council diplomats confirmed the proposal.
Our cowering foreign policy has undoubtedly begun to wear tremendously thin on our allies. This administration cannot end soon enough.