Hmm… Obama Talks About the Israel Infection on US Foreign Policy

Just saying- This might be an explosive interview.
— Obama compares Israel to the African-American exodus and talks about Israel’s “infection” on our foreign affairs.

Jeffrey Goldberg held a very revealing interview with Barack Obama over the weekend that is posted at The Atlantic website.

This interview is going to get some play…
Right off the bat, Obama romanticizes about the kibbutz communities in Israel.

(kibbutz 41)
A kibbutz is a form of communal living that combines socialism and Zionism.


Then, Obama likens the reality of Israel to the “African-American story of exodus”(?):

I think the idea of Israel and the reality of Israel is one that I find important to me personally. Because it speaks to my history of being uprooted, it speaks to the African-American story of exodus, it describes the history of overcoming great odds and a courage and a commitment to carving out a democracy and prosperity in the midst of hardscrabble land.

Is anyone else a little confused with that?
What does the founding of Israel have to the African-American story of exodus?
Is that the slave trade he’s talking about?
That definitely sounds like something he picked up during one of the black liberation theology lessens at his Trinity Church.

And, when Obama is asked if Israel is a drag on American foreign policy?
You won’t believe his answer:

Jeff Goldberg:— Do you think that Israel is a drag on America’s reputation overseas?

Barack Obama:— No, no, no. But what I think is that this constant wound, that this constant sore, does infect all of our foreign policy. The lack of a resolution to this problem provides an excuse for anti-American militant jihadists to engage in inexcusable actions, and so we have a national-security interest in solving this, and I also believe that Israel has a security interest in solving this because I believe that the status quo is unsustainable. I am absolutely convinced of that, and some of the tensions that might arise between me and some of the more hawkish elements in the Jewish community in the United States might stem from the fact that I’m not going to blindly adhere to whatever the most hawkish position is just because that’s the safest ground politically.

I want to solve the problem, and so my job in being a friend to Israel is partly to hold up a mirror and tell the truth and say if Israel is building settlements without any regard to the effects that this has on the peace process, then we’re going to be stuck in the same status quo that we’ve been stuck in for decades now, and that won’t lift that existential dread that David Grossman described in your article.

The notion that a vibrant, successful society with incredible economic growth and incredible cultural vitality is still plagued by this notion that this could all end at any moment — you know, I don’t know what that feels like, but I can use my imagination to understand it. I would not want to raise my children in those circumstances. I want to make sure that the people of Israel, when they kiss their kids and put them on that bus, feel at least no more existential dread than any parent does whenever their kids leave their sight. So that then becomes the question: is settlement policy conducive to relieving that over the long term, or is it just making the situation worse? That’s the question that has to be asked.

It is no accident that Barack Obama has the most liberal record in the US Senate.
His answers to these questions are just plain frightening.
And, you know he has no idea how Far Left wacky he sounds. In fact he will probably be shocked, shocked to see how readers are going to react to his latest rant.

UPDATE: Doug Ross says this sounds a lot like Ahmadinejad.
(Also- the title to this post was updated.)

UPDATE 2: Oh, and it is just hunky-dory for Obama to use his middle name to puff his status with Islamofascists but it is absolutely forbidden for us to point it out.
Hat Tip Larwyn

UPDATE 3: Jennifer Rubin offered this from the Republican Jewish Coalition:

Once again, Senator Obama demonstrates his questionable grasp of America’s foreign policy. Senator Obama manages to excuse the inexcusable actions of anti-American militant jihadists by putting the blame for their actions on America’s foreign policy. America stands with Israel because it is one of our strongest allies and the only democracy in the Middle East. Senator Obama naively believes that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will solve the global scourge of radical Islamic extremism. Yet Senator Obama never says how he will reign in Hamas’ daily onslaught on Israel or Iran’s scurrilous condemnations of Israel. Is it any wonder Hamas has endorsed him for president?”

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