John Ransom

For those who think the president's animosity toward Israel isn't expressed both personally and through policy, I've taken the liberty of "reprinting" a column from November 2011 as a reminder.

Oh, and this notice has been added to give SOME readers, who shall not be named, something else to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

It's a good article. No, no, no: You're welcome.

It's my pleasure to add this notice. I know it will make the article MUCH better.

Really.

Happy Thanksgiving.

;-)

Well, I’ll say one thing for him: Obama certainly has been transformative when it comes putting the “personal” into personal diplomacy.

According to reports coming from last week’s G20 meeting, Obama was caught by reporters on an open microphone commiserating with French president Nicholas Sarkozy over their disdain for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Although there are differing accounts of the conversation, Reuters has reported that the translation overheard by reporters had Sarkozy calling Netanyahu a liar:

"I cannot bear Netanyahu, he's a liar," Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters in a separate location to listen in to a simultaneous translation.

"You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you," Obama replied, according to the French interpreter.

Wow.

Even amongst world leaders Obama pulls the one-up card and the victim card.

Impressive.

And we thought Obama saved his pettiness for Congress and voters who cling to their guns and religion as a reaction to a government that arms Mexican drug cartels while telling citizens that they’re not responsible enough to own guns?


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.