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Obama rests his feet on the Resolute Desk while talking to Netanyahu..

June 10, 2009

Obama speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Obama speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Is there any limit to Obama’s ability to disrespect even the Resolute Desk used by former presidents JFK and Clinton during their terms in the office…

A bit of Resolute’s history

“The ship was purchased, fitted out and sent to England as a gift to HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA by the PRESIDENT AND PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES as a token of goodwill & friendship. This desk was made from her timbers when she was broken up, and presented by the QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND to the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES in 1880, Rutherford B. Hayes, as a memorial of the courtesy and loving kindness which dictated the offer of the gift of the HMS RESOLUTE.”

Remember when we had president’s attuned to the importance and great respect for America’s historical treasures?

Remembering our dignified past memories surrounding the Resolute desk..

Remembering our dignified past memories surrounding the Resolute desk..

Please give this interloper an Adirondack Chair and a gift certificate to Akia and be done with it..

Not only does Obama disrespect our National Treasures but cannot seem to preclude himself from insulting the Israelis in the process with his casual approach to volatile life and death situations in the ME..

read here:

“Israeli TV newscasters Tuesday night interpreted a photo taken Monday in the Oval Office of President Obama talking on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an “insult” to Israel.

They saw the incident as somewhat akin to an incident last year, when the Iraqi reporter threw a shoe at President Bush in Baghdad.

It is considered an insult in the Arab world to show the sole of your shoe to someone. It is not a Jewish custom necessarily, but Israel feels enough a part of the Middle East after 60 years to be insulted too.

Was there a subliminal message intended from the White House to Netanyahu in Jerusalem, who is publicly resisting attempts by Mr. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to force Israel to stop any kind of settlement activity in occupied territories once and forever?

Whether or not it is true, it shows the mood in Israel. They feel cornered. The reactions out of Israel reflect that feeling.

Netanyahu is making a speech Sunday, in part as a response to Mr. Obama’s address to the Arab world last week in Cairo. (this should be a joy to watch!)

Israel’s Channel One TV reported that Netanyahu was told Tuesday by an “American official” in Jerusalem that, “We are going to change the world. Please, don’t interfere.” The report said Netanyahu’s aides interpreted this as a “threat.”

Netanyahu met with George Mitchell today for four hours in Jerusalem. The State Department announced this afternoon that Mitchell will be stopping in Beirut and Damascus when he finishes his visits to Israel and the Palestinian Authority.”

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  1. Pat permalink
    June 13, 2009 7:07 pm

    and what else do you expect from a man of his caliber?????

  2. John permalink
    June 14, 2009 4:20 pm

    Too bad Bush did the same thing when talking on the phone when he was in office. Google Image search it, morons.

    BFD. Who cares?

  3. wahman permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:44 am

    funny. when that pic of g w bush with his feet up came out, democrats didnt say a thing about it. I guess its because bush was such a screw up, there were far bigger things to criticize.

    but with obama, theres so little to criticize, that these republican fools will find any stupid little thing.. boohooo. hes got his dirty negro feet on the white house desk.. booohooooo! waaaahhhh!

  4. June 18, 2009 1:18 am

    Why was this man not under so much fire as Obama? Fuckin’ hypocrites.

  5. June 18, 2009 4:30 pm

    you big dummy.

  6. Concened Canadian permalink
    July 10, 2009 12:40 pm

    For all you Canadians out there who think this is just the states, time to wake up.

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