Sunday, September 25, 2016

Statesmanship: Obama versus Bibi | Power Line

From an article by Walter Russell Mead" 
The reason that Bibi has been more successful than Obama is that Bibi understands how the world works better than Obama does. Bibi believes that in the harsh world of international politics, power wisely used matters more than good intentions eloquently phrased.

This is Scott Johnson of Powerline Blog, commenting on Walter Russell Mead's article.  It is Mead's comments that are key here.  Johnson describes Mead - "Mead is an acute student of American foreign policy and international affairs."  Mead notes that Obama fails to deal with reality.  He calls him an "aspiring realist".  Mead also points out that intentions alone are of little importance.  

This article is about a comparison of Netanyahu and Obama but I'd like to add this bit.  Why would I want to vote for Hillary, who will only continue, or perhaps worsen, Obama's failed foreign policies?  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Benjamin Netanyahu invites Abbas to speak at Knesset in UN speech - Israel News - Jerusalem Post

From the article: 
"The road to peace runs through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not New York," Netanyahu said.
In reiterating his persistent call for direct negotiations with the Palestinians, Netanyahu rejected any possible United Nations plan to unilaterally impose a solution to the conflict.
"We will not accept any attempt by the UN to dictate terms to Israel," Netanyahu said.
"I call on President Abbas: you have a choice to make. You can continue to stoke hatred as you did today or you can finally confront hatred and work with me to establish peace between our two peoples."
Netanyahu began his UN address by slamming the international body for consistently condemning Israel, calling it "a disgrace" and "a moral farce." He also called the UN Human Rights Council a "joke" and UNESCO a "circus."
"The sooner the UN's obsession with Israel ends, the better.
The better for Israel, the better for your countries, the better for the UN itself," he said.

Bibi Netanyahu, one of the great world leaders of modern times, preaches the word to the UN.