@ Interloper...."Miniscule" or not, it is money that our
clueless elected officials are:A) literally taking out of OUR
pockets and giving to other countriesB) those countries either hate us
overtly or are giving aid under the table to terrorists who DO hate AmericaBrilliant.
Obama is an absolute fool.And that IS putting it nicely....
President Obama is not responsible for a peace accord being reached by the
Israelis and the Palestinians. Only the parties to the conflict can reach an
accord. He is doing what he can: Urge the parties to trust each other enough
to negotiate.Obama visited Israel before he became president, so
this is his second trip in five years. Some American presidents never visit
Israel at all. Or like George W. Bush, they visit at the end of their
terms.As for American foreign aid, it is minuscule, and used mainly
for strategic purposes. The notion the U.S. showers money on other countries is
When ever a liberal President wants peace in the middle-east,--it cost us a ton
of money.We are paying Egypt about two billion per year to not
attack Israel,--negociated by Jimmy Carter.Other mid-east countries
are being paid for the same kind of thing.
Ok liberals, answer this simple question. If Obama was going there to promote
peace, why did he go and do a speech with a large radical student group instead
of going to the Israeli parliment?
For claiming to be a Christian he doesn't seem to know or understand the
scriptures. Maybe he hasn't read about Jerusalem being under siege and oh
yeah the little thing called Armageddon.
This President just wanted to get this trip off his platter so he can say he
went there. Remember, Norway, the highest peace country gave him an award
before the ink even got dry on his first day as President. They just knew all
the peace making capability that he had in his DNA. Normally, government wants
results and performance but the Nobel people and his sponsors that wrote up his
award papers gave him the results before performance. He has kept peace in the
United States of America with the Obamacare and not signing approved budgets
during his timeframe. Peace for people that are being furloughed may not
happen. Autoworkers got peace when he gave them bailouts as with the Banks.
Peace usually comes with a price and he didn't pay the price in 2009 or
actually in 2008 when this award package was submitted. John Kerry
wasn't there with the President showing the collective bargaining power and
chips that the United States of America could show to the country we have
snubbed before. We have a lot to look forward to in the next 3
years and 9 months with our international legacy at stake.
Sure, peace is possible, just not probable. These people have been fighting each
other for thousands of years. Offering a few platitudes with no substance in one
mouthful of words isn't going to go very far. "As a Nobel laureate, I
want you people to get together and work a out a peace plan. I have no idea how
you're going to do it or what you'll even talk about but I want you to
do it anyway." That will go over like the proverbial lead balloon. What is
the purpose of this trip if it offers no new hope or solutions? Oh, yeah. It was
the "lavish dinner" and some tourist attractions. Well-worth our taxes
and appropriate for a Peace Prize winner.
For those of us that served in the military for our country, the Constitution of
the United States of America is what we were called to serve at the pleasure of
the President of the United States of America. If that makes me a conservative,
then that is part of the DNA that my ancestors gave me when they came to the
Massachusetts in the 1600s. Great be they. I know some of my other ancestors
passed through the great point of debarkation in New York and moved west for the
excitement of new opportunities in our great country. Our country wasn't
just founded it was planned to be a place and an abode of freedom. I would
picture freedom goes with the DNA of those ancestors. You have to stand up for
your rights or the ones who want to take away freedoms will do it, overtly and
covertly. People believe that if you give everyone entitlements that will give
them freedom. However, entitlements give a potential for bondage as some people
didn't have to work for the entitlements they received from others.
Freedom isn't handed on platters, it comes from sacrifice for others and
So we have JWB using the conservative talking point complaining that it took so
long for Obama to go to Israel and we have worf using the talking point
complaining that he is there. you got to love the messages coming out of the
Why is Obama in the middle-east? What's he accomplishing? What's the
goal? This is embarrassing.Can't believe the words coming out
of his mouth.
Re:TominCARand Paul offered an amendment to halt the sale of tanks
and F-16s to Egypt and the Senate overwhelmingly voted against his amendment
79-19. Additionally, AIPAC, a pro-Israel organization was against Paul's
amendment. AIPAC believes it is important to try and retain good relations with
mmm.. sounds like the Nobel Peace Pipe is full of wacky tobacky again. As if the
first time Barry was gifted a prize, is he trying for another now? He's
becoming unpopular in America again rather quickly, so he's trying the
world tour again huh? Hopefully this won't be another apology tour.
Hey Happy Valley Derelict - " ....Republicans are more
interested in handing $2 billion a year over to Israel to be our (pretend)
friends..... "How about Obama rewarding $250 Million plus
gifting 200 Abrams Tanks and 16 F-16's over to (our pretend friends) the
Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt so they can wipe Israel off the map?How's that for a "fox talking point"?? Obama lives in
cumbaya la la land. He believes he can sweet talk the Palestinians into loving
the Jews. The Arabs are laughing at him.
Title of the article is "Obama is not giving up on Mideast peace."
Maybe he will learn, as many of us have, that history has already given up on
Israel didn't just happen and it took the atrocities of the German WWII to
bring out the fact that 6 million people had been murdered, not just killed.
The United States of America didn't happily embrace the potential refugees
attempting to come to the United States. We didn't join into the German
WWII until Japan attacked us, sort of like 9/11/2001. We didn't go out and
pay Osama Bin Laden to attack the United States of America so we could join with
our allies to go into Afghanistan and then Iraq. The United States of America
as they have done since WWII be around the world in Europe and Asia with
military men and women defending our homeland from afar so as to keep war from
our coasts and territory. Wars are not always selected for timing
and opportunity. You don't get peace by not defending our country, you get
it by a defense against all forms of attack, physical, economic and now
cyber-space, etc. You have allies to spread the philosophy we have through
deeds and thoughts not by winning something for nothing, such as a peace prize
handed on a golden platter.
Obama did not speak peace at Cairo University. He has clearly "taken
sides," favoring Muslims.His theological affirmative action plan is
catching up with him.
Wow JWB! could you have squeezed more irrelevant fox talking points into one
comment?Sorry, Obama hasn't started any new wars for the military
industrial/oil profiteering groups.Thanks, Obama for suggesting
peace. How offensive!Republicans are more interested in handing $2 billion
a year over to Israel to be our (pretend) friends.Paying someone to be
your friend? Isn't that one of the oldest professions?
President Obama is about 5 years too late going to Israel, a country that should
have been a priority and not going to get his Nobel Peace Prize for doing
nothing about peace. The Nobel committee should have told him he could get a
real peace prize if he went to Israel and the mid-east to work out a peace
agreement that lasts and then he could get a Peace Prize. The President
didn't want to do anything with Israel and that is vital to the Peace of
the world, which may never happen in this life. The President didn't win
peace in Benghazi for our Ambassador. The Solyndra's of the world are
still glad to take our money without any attachments to paybacks. The unions,
automobile companies, bankers and insurance companies, etc. are glad to take our
money, for what? The defense companies that actually produce something are
being cutback along with the federal employees as they were given a price-range
to work and then the carpet pulled out from under those people. The President
offered change in his campaign and so he gave 50 percent, which is close to 47%.
Hope for more entitlements?