A few posts down, BTL reports about a letter sent to Israel from the Obama administration promising certain things in return for a two month continuation of the settlement freeze.
The letter is a worthless piece of paper.
How can I make such a broad statement? Well, I just happen to have an excellent memory. Do you recall that the Bush administration wrote a letter to Israel, promising certain things about future borders? In return for that worthless piece of paper Israel jumped through some hoops, and here memory fails. Perhaps it was the evacuation of Gaza?
When Obama became President, the first thing he did regarding Israel was to deny that the letter existed. Since they were able to produce it, the second thing he did was to disavow it as non-binding.
Letters from any US President are worthless. Especially from Barack Hussein Obama. When the two month period is up, this administration will deny the intent of the letter, point out some tricky wording which nullifies it, or simply say that it expired like a carton of milk.
On top of that, it has been widely reported that both Rahm Emmanuel and David Axelrod are leaving the administration. The White House will be as judenrein as Gaza.
For those who have forgotten the cavalier way that this administration treated the previous administrations promises, here’s some text from the link:
As Israel’s prime minister prepares for his fifth official meeting with President Obama this week, the White House has declined to publicly affirm commitments made by President Bush to Israel in 2004 on the final borders of the Jewish state.
The interpretation of a 2004 letter from Mr. Bush to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been a source of tension between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mr. Obama.
Obama is currently an unpopular President and it is in no way in Israel’s interest to support him. Jews have an absolute right to live in Jerusalem. Tell him to go pound sand.
Oh, yeah, one other thing. Another way to read Obama’s letter is as a threat: If you don’t do this or that, we won’t sell you weapons, etc. Israel needs to figure out ways to function without the support of the US, because the US cannot be trusted.