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On Obama's Objectivity

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Submitted by Horizon64 (United States), Nov 17, 2012 at 09:53

Yesterday on CNN the media war fielded (to me) two new formidable faces: a certain Ed Husain (Council on Foreign Affairs) and a gentleman who worked for Netanyahu (I cannot recall his name). Husain appeared to this layman to win this particular battle "on points," to use the term used to describe Obama's debate victories. Husain kept repeating, "Every five or ten years the Israelis 'start a war'--what is the purpose of this?" CNN recently repeated its (Piers Morgan) interview with Ahmadinejad, in which the tyrant tried to appear the very picture of Socratic moderation. Indeed this battle for hearts and minds is ongoing and intense of late, with CNN a much bigger factor, it would appear, than O'Reilly. Now, if the Holy Father comes out, in the wake of his recent visit to the area, and urges the Israelis not to be so aggressive (as if they are the ones), then this would be yet another small "factor" in the media war. I agree wholeheartedly with the noble Israeli fighter, a father of four, who appeared yesterday on CNN: Before any "dialogue" can begin (the Holy Father is always for this), military measures need to be taken in order to protect the regime. The timing of this war, I also agree, coming right after the election, is also very interesting. I would add finally that your column of some months ago about Chris Christie's apparent sympathies came true (truer, for me) in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. I mean, in the governor's fulsome praise of President Obama and the pictures of them walking together. Having said all this one has to be concerned, as even Ed Husain mentioned, about Israel's long term strategy. It seems to me that Obama is on Husain's side, albeit obviously not necessarily on the side of Hamas. Move... Drafts Sent Messages untitled

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