Has President Obama Ignored Israel?
Over the weekend, Mitt Romney was in Israel as part of his foreign policy tour. There he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The GOP candidate's trip highlights the alarming fact that after nearly four years in office, President Obama has yet to visit our closest ally in the Middle East in what is now a very troubling time. Obama's refusal to visit Israel seems to have escaped former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who recently claimed that Jewish Republicans supporters are being quote, "exploited by the GOP." To discuss Israel's role in the 2012 election Sean was joined by Kate Obenshain from the Young America's Foundation and Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers. Powers disagreed with Sean that Obama has been ignoring Israel. "Barack did an interview and said that actually, they've never had a better relationship in terms of defense issues which is his area of expertise," Powers argued. Obenshain vehemently disagreed. "This president has ignored the threats that the Muslim Brotherhood makes just like he has ignored Palestine working with Hamas, and Hamas is a terrorist organization, hates the United States. This president is not being aggressive in making sure that Iran does not acquire nuclear capabilities, which they have been very clear about, that they plan on using against the United States." You can watch this entire debate by clicking here.
The October Surprise?
Patrick J. Buchanan, author of NY Times Bestseller, "Suicide of a Superpower," joined Sean in the show's second hour and discussed the election attacks from the Obama camp on Mitt Romney. Buchanan told Sean that he believes Romney's lead will take off as we make our way into the conventions, the Vice Presidential announcement, and what he calls the "October surprise." Sean played an audio clip from the White House Press Room, where Jay Carney would not answer a question about the capital of Israel. Buchanan believes that the capital is Jerusalem and if Romney is elected this will become a reality. Obama's past with the Middle East and bowing to the Saudi King, and speaking in Arabic is a stark contrast to the President sitting with the former French President Sarkozy bad mouthing Netanyahu. The awakening in the radical and traditional Islamic worlds are very dangerous to the United States, and in particular the rise of nationalism and tribalism with the Shi-ites and Sunnis. Not to mention that the Muslim Brotherhood having taken the place of Mubarak, and their ties to Hezbollah and Hamas pose an incredible threat to the nation of Israel. The NY Times bestselling author also mentioned that he doesn't put it past the radicals that surround the President to encourage the use of force with Iran which would put the nation in a state of disarray and would throw the nation into such disorder that it would throw off the election in November.
Napolitano: Terrorists Enter U.S. From Mexico 'From Time To Time'
Last week, Janet "Sherlock" Napolitano told Congress that she gave the green light to a known Egyptian terrorist permission to enter the country so that he could visit the White House. She also testified that terrorists intending to harm the American people enter the U.S. from Mexico "from time to time" and there is nothing we can do about it. She also added that we should see an increase in terrorists entering the country in the coming months. "Gee, thanks for the heads up," Sean said sarcastically. To watch Napolitano's testimony before Congress please click here.
Jay Alan Sekulow (born June 10, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American attorney and radio talkshow host. He currently serves as Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a conservative religious organization founded by evangelist Pat Robertson to oppose the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as serving as Chief Counsel of the European Centre for Law and Justice.
Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior advisor to American presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN's Crossfire. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996. He ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election.