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Obama is still learning, Hillary has learned her lesson, the Zero-Sum Game for Israel

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Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Aug 10, 2014 at 08:37

When I voted for Obama I did worry about his views on Israel, that he would be too generous to Islamists and misunderstand their uncompromising determination to follow in the footsteps of Muhammad according to their own intolerant anti-Jewish vision and Islamist Jewish Genocide.

Obama is great elsewhere in his foreign policy; but he fails to acknowledge fully the failure of the United States in its haphazard state-building in Iraq. He does acknowledge fully his most serious error in foreign policy in the case of Libya. But in the case of Israel, he seems incredibly callous; he admits that Israel is a great economic power-house and pluralistic functioning democracy in which Netanyahu has greater popular support in Israel than he has in the United States; nevertheless he persists in failing to recognize the Zero-Sum Game imposed upon Israel by Hamas, Abbas, and the rest of the world outside Israel, while he demands that the Iraq regime compromise - and even here he stubbornly refuses to recognize the reality that Iraq may need to be permitted to split into 3 parts, Sunni, Shia, and Kurdistan, with the USA allied only with the Kurds:

"Obama on the World; President Obama Talks to Thomas L. Friedman About Iraq, Putin and Israel"http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/09/opinion/president-obama-thomas-l-friedman-iraq-and-world-affairs.html?_r=0

But in the case of Hillary Clinton, she got things right on Israel vs. Hamas & Abbas:

"Hillary Clinton: Hamas responsible for civilian deaths in Gaza"http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=370637

Unfortunately, she's no longer Secretary of State, and we have to wait too long to vote for her for President to get her strategy in place relating to Israel and the Disputed Territories. In the mean time, no one is suggesting that an Airport and a Harbor be built for Gaza, with one-way passage for Hamas to leave and join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

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