Bob Beauprez

"I try not to pat myself too much on the back – but this administration has done more in terms of the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration."

Barack Obama, Nov. 30, 2011, Manhattan, New York

In recent days Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was clearly in the middle of cobbling together a tenuous cease fire agreement between the Hamas Palestinians and Israel with a major assist from the Obama Administration's BFF, Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood President/Dictator of Egypt.  Time will tell how long the agreement lasts.

Nonetheless, while the Obama Administration is taking their victory lap around Gaza, objective observers will take note of the broader landscape that has befallen Israel over the last four years. 

A front page feature essay by Investor's Business Daily this past week is one of the most comprehensive summaries we have seen.  We strongly encourage you to read the entirety (link here), but if nothing else, study the graphic and consider the impact of just the excerpt below.  Then ask yourself, just how good a friend of Israel is Barack Obama?

How Obama Aided and Abetted Hamas Attacks

November 27, 2012 – Investor's Business Daily

That Hamas chose to launch its massive barrage against Israel after President Obama's re-election is no coincidence. He's given it every reason to feel it can act with relative impunity.

The president's unconditional support for two of Hamas' biggest enablers in the region — Turkey and the new Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt — clearly have emboldened the terror group.

Since taking control of Gaza in 2006, Hamas has regularly shelled Israel. But rocket and mortar attacks against its civilians have increased each year since Obama took office.

Through Nov. 20 of this year, Hamas fired a total of 1,203 missiles and rockets, up from 156 for all of 2009, according to an unclassified Israel Defense Forces report. Through Oct. 31, meanwhile, mortar attacks more than doubled to 204.

Bob Beauprez

Bob Beauprez is a former member of congress, dairy farmer, community banker, real estate developer, and now a buffalo rancher in Colorado

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