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Published: Wednesday, May 25 2011 7:00 a.m. MDT

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

don't we just love o? so statesmanlike, calculating, thoughtful, wise? how did we ever get along before he arrived on the polical front?

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

So much for the great unifier and nobel peace prize winner. This is just a few hundred steps backwards for the whole process. This is the problem with "progressive" left wing ideology. It looks great on paper, but, in the real world it just doesn't work.

Somewhere in Time, UT

Another serious error in judgment on the part of Obama. This is what happens when you hire a guy with no experience and far-left political positions.

Boise, ID

I am beginning to wonder if Obama has chosen Joe Biden as his lead speech writer.

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

Is this president off his rocker? It appears as though the great peacemaker is actually more adept at creating divisiveness and fomenting war.

The U.S. really needs to think seriously about getting out of the global policeman business and reposition itself as the world's number one major manufacturer.

Salt Lake City, UT

'This is what happens when you hire a guy with no experience and far-left political positions.' - Cats | 8:04 a.m.

I wouldn't know.

Obama has been managing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that Bush left him for the better part of x2 years now.

Or does time as President of the United States not count as 'expeirence' now?

I know I haven't done that.

Osama Bin Laden, dead. Zero troops in Lybia.

I think Obama is doing a fine job.

Or has he called Isreal the 'axis of evil' yet?

Lehi, UT

This is what happens when you elect somebody who tries to be everything to everyone. It doesn't work! ANY elected official will tell you that you can't please everyone, and Obama's trying to play both sides of the fence. If he thinks that siding with the Palestinians is going to get him clout with the rest of the Middle East, that just proves what a poor diplomat he is.

Sarah Nichole
West Jordan, UT

I think this may be the very first time I've ever agreed with Harry Reid on a political matter.

Ms Molli
Bountiful, Utah

I'm sure that President Obama is shaking his boots over Harry Reid's criticism ... NOT

St. George, Utah

yeah like Ms Molli said Im sure Pre3sident Obama is going to loose sleep over what Reid says I dont think so. !

Cottonwood Heights, UT

The problem is that with a two-state solution, things will not get better. I understand where the president is coming from however I do not think it was a wise move at this time. I also wish someone would bother to interview and talk to those Arabs and Muslims that actually serve in the Israeli military (yes they do) and those that work loyally in Israel. The numbers would shock you at how many like Israel just the way it is.

Again, if people want to harp about that the UN took the land away from the Palestinians, etc etc.. Well then what about the Kingdoms of Israel and Judea?

Cowboy Joe
Encampment, WY

Harry Reid will always support Israel. His wife is a former member of the jewish faith, and he is a nationalized Israeli. Harry Reid is not as bad as every right wing conservative says.

Cedar Hills, UT

I guess Pres. Obama is a great unifier. He has Harry Reid and Rob Bishop unified against him.

Salt Lake City, UT

I think it is time for House of Representatives to introduce Articles of Impeachmet against the President.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Let's see here. obama would like to take the one nation in that part of the world that allows all citizens to have freedom. The one nation where different religions, ethnic groups, cultures live in harmony with each and defend each other; and toss them to people that call them "little satan" "infidels" "zionists" and allow millions of lives to be slaughtered, enslaved, and their possessions stolen from them?

The problem is the ideology mr. president. The war of '67 was the muslim neighbors wanting to drive these people into the ocean and wiping them off of the map. A country defended themselves and were successful. They won some land in the process, while defending their land. They weren't the aggressors. The aggressive nations should lose land if all of their combined powers couldn't push a small population off. By the way Israel returned the oil fields to Egypt after the war. I guess they could have hold onto the oil and made a fortune. They just want a country of their own. Muslims already have huge nations. Let the Jewish people have a sliver of land.

Salt Lake City, UT

'I think it is time for House of Representatives to introduce Articles of Impeachmet against the President.' - noneck62 | 9:38 a.m.

So they can fail at impeachment...


Let's look at how that worked out before...

*'Gingrich Admits to Affair During (attempted) Clinton Impeachment' - By JAKE TAPPER - ABC News - 03/09/07

'Setting the stage for his entry into the presidential race, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., gave a radio interview to be broadcast today with Focus on the Family's James Dobson, in which Gingrich for the first time publicly acknowledged cheating on his first and second wives.
"There were times when I was praying and when I felt I was doing things that were wrong. But I was still doing them," Gingrich said during the interview.'

Bill Clinton was later aquitted.

You know who resigned before they were about to be impeached?

Richard Nixon.

You know what party Nixon belonged too?

The Republican party.

Durham, NC

The war of 67 was part one million of an ever ending battle between the sides for control. Don't pretend it was an isolated unrelated continuation of other events. That shows some real lack of knowledge of the history of that area.

I frankly am glad to see disagreement. I applaud that members of the same party can have diverging opinions on different aspects. I shows they are thinking for them selves rather than from directives from a centralized party. Good for them. There should be times that democrats cross this isle on issues, and likewise the same going the other direction.

John2000 - Reid and Bishop are unified on an issue - not against the person. That is the big difference. Voting on issues, not because you like or dislike someone. This isn't the most popular contest in the high school year book.

It is time for American politics to grow up and for representative to vote their hearts, not what pin they have stuck in their lapel.

Williams, AZ

I must agree that The President was out in left field.Sounds to me like he is for the Arabs and want Israel to take steps and make more cocession than the Arabs. I guess he will be one that says that the Holcast never happen next.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

We all make mistakes. Mr. Obama's mistake was acting like an authority on a subject that he knows little about. If he's half the man that he should be, he will listen to his critics, he will learn more about the subject, he will put aside his personal agenda, and he will promote the only true democracy in the Middle East.

I'm betting that his personal pride will keep him from learning. I'm betting that he has people right now trying to spin things to make it look like he said things that he didn't say. I'm betting that right now he has people all over the world twisting arms and making deals contingent on supporting his views of Israel.

Mr. Reid burned political capital, but he did the right thing. So did Mr. Bishop.

It's too bad that Mr. Netanyahu was not born in Hawaii. We could use a leader who's not afraid to doing the right thing, who's not afraid of holding his ground when responding to a very inexperienced world leader.

Layton, UT

Harry Ried - even a broken clock is correct twice a day.

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