Bibi came; he saw; and was conquered

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the Associate Press had early reports last evening; and the New York Times carries a fuller story in this morning's edition, albeit buried on page A12, while it preferred to devote prominent front-page space to Michelle Obama's campaign appearance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and  a story about the Administration's efforts to get timely payers of credit card balances to subsidize the deadbeats.

Nevertheless, all reports make clear what went on in Washington at the summit meeting between the two country heads, a two-hour plus visit during which Obama didn't even have the courtesy to give Mr. Netanhayu some lunch.

Bottom line: Bibi got his tuchis handed to him. He was told plainly to lay off Iran, at least until the end of the year while The One worked his magic and charm trying to persuade the mad mullahs to abandon their dreams of nuclear weaponry and long range-missiles. Then, when that fails (as it surely will), Obama expects Netanyahu to continue sitting idly by while the great sweet-talker gets a few other powerful nations (the same ones who've been refusing to lift an effective finger for years) to help him try to enforce his impossible dream.

All the while, of course, the delays and stalling enabled by this impossible dream of "hope and change" will provide the Iranians with extensive time for progress on their unalterable course of military programs.

Meanwhile, Obama demands a "freeze on settlements" and a commitment to a "two state solution" -- the concept under which Israel is supposed to make concessions to a coalition of murderous thugs -- solidly dedicated to the utter destruction of the Jewish State, whose ideas of "governing" a sovereign state resemble nothing so much as those of Idi Amin and Robert Mugabe.

Sadly, President Obama has made it abundantly clear that, unlike previous American administrations, he regards Israel as some sort of vassal state rather than a respected ally, and has made what made a grievous error in thinking that his star personality puts him in a position to push Israel and its heavily-supported Prime Minister farther down the path to existential danger.

The American Jewish voters who placed this man in the White House and placed Israel in this parlous position cannot say they weren't warned. It appears that Israel's last best hop is its own self-reliance and the amount of backbone and smarts that can be mustered by Messrs. Netanyahu and his colleagues.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the Associate Press had early reports last evening; and the New York Times carries a fuller story in this morning's edition, albeit buried on page A12, while it preferred to devote prominent front-page space to Michelle Obama's campaign appearance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and  a story about the Administration's efforts to get timely payers of credit card balances to subsidize the deadbeats.

Nevertheless, all reports make clear what went on in Washington at the summit meeting between the two country heads, a two-hour plus visit during which Obama didn't even have the courtesy to give Mr. Netanhayu some lunch.

Bottom line: Bibi got his tuchis handed to him. He was told plainly to lay off Iran, at least until the end of the year while The One worked his magic and charm trying to persuade the mad mullahs to abandon their dreams of nuclear weaponry and long range-missiles. Then, when that fails (as it surely will), Obama expects Netanyahu to continue sitting idly by while the great sweet-talker gets a few other powerful nations (the same ones who've been refusing to lift an effective finger for years) to help him try to enforce his impossible dream.

All the while, of course, the delays and stalling enabled by this impossible dream of "hope and change" will provide the Iranians with extensive time for progress on their unalterable course of military programs.

Meanwhile, Obama demands a "freeze on settlements" and a commitment to a "two state solution" -- the concept under which Israel is supposed to make concessions to a coalition of murderous thugs -- solidly dedicated to the utter destruction of the Jewish State, whose ideas of "governing" a sovereign state resemble nothing so much as those of Idi Amin and Robert Mugabe.

Sadly, President Obama has made it abundantly clear that, unlike previous American administrations, he regards Israel as some sort of vassal state rather than a respected ally, and has made what made a grievous error in thinking that his star personality puts him in a position to push Israel and its heavily-supported Prime Minister farther down the path to existential danger.

The American Jewish voters who placed this man in the White House and placed Israel in this parlous position cannot say they weren't warned. It appears that Israel's last best hop is its own self-reliance and the amount of backbone and smarts that can be mustered by Messrs. Netanyahu and his colleagues.