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OBAMA SAYS HE HAS WAY MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO THAN MEET WITH NETANYAHU
September 12 2012
Washington, D.C. – There are many, many things on the plate of the President of the United States at any given time and there is little doubt that from his first day in office, President Obama has had a particularly full plate.
Two wars, a collapsing economy, healthcare, and a host of daily troubles that just come up in the course of doing the job are just examples of the busy schedule the President has had to keep. It’s a busy gig to be sure and inevitably that means that some things are just going to have to be of lower priority, that some things are just going to have to take a backseat.
No one would argue that the current crisis in Iran has really taken up that position but there is no doubt that the United States does not view it as much of an omnipresent threat as Israel does. That can be explained because of the vested interests of both nations – Israel being constantly threatened, the U.S. being half the world away – but that doesn’t mean the U.S. is doing nothing despite what Benjamin Netanyahu thinks especially after being turned away from a private meeting with Obama because, well, he has other things to do being the President of an important nation.
“Contrary to reports in the press, there was never a request for Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet with President Obama in Washington, nor was a request for a meeting ever denied,” read an official White House statement though the rumours have persisted.
Mitt Romney said he would meet with Netanyahu but of course they are old buddies.
Netanyahu will apparently not be meeting with Romney because he is also a President trying to run a nation and doing so would not help.
Netanyahu, it’s believed, is trying to convince Obama to strike Iran because he really, really wants war.
“Apparently nothing of this nature actually even took place. That’s significant because it means that the Israelis leaked a story that was either untrue or was supposed to have been kept private for their own gain, whatever gain that might be, but doing this kind of thing isn’t going to get you a meeting any faster,” said Scrape TV Political analyst Gabriel Kinsey. “If anything this will just irritate the President and make him less inclined to meet with the Israelis and that is pretty much the opposite of what they are looking for and thus is was a bad move on their part, overall.”
Obama will be meeting with David Letterman next week because he still has an election to win.
“Obviously the President has a busy schedule and can’t just drop everything because
some guy wants to meet with him. I mean they can shift and adjust but clearly the President feels he has made his position clear on Iran and doesn’t see any sense adjusting his busy schedule so they can just go over the same stuff again, it’s wasteful,” continued Kinsey. “Of course this story does pit Netanyahu against Obama ad show the people back home that he is trying super hard to fight Iran even if he has no intentions of doing any such things. With this kind of thing he wins over the hard right without actually plunging his nation into a war they cannot possibly hope to win, not really win, and thus Netanyahu wins. Perfectly played in that respect but he isn’t going to make any friends stateside.”
Netanyahu will also not be meeting with Letterman, again way too booked.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent