Varför är de förvånade? Det var solklart vilken politik Obama skulle föra

Jag läser en artikel av Ed Koch i Real Clear Politics med titeln ”Will we defend Israel” och jag förvånas. Ja, inte över samma sak som Ed Koch utan över hans och de amerikanska judarnas naivitet vad gäller valet av Obama. Låt mig citera lite:

Shouldn’t I defend Israel when it is undeniably mistreated by the President of the United States, who enlisted me in his campaign in 2008 to campaign for him in Jewish communities in Florida? […] I have been disappointed in President Obama’s actions towards Israel […]

Här kommenterar hans de amerikanska judarnas kompakta stöd för Obama.

I went to Florida in 2008 for presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama to talk to those same Jewish communities urging them to vote for him. As I later told the Senator at the Alfred E. Smith dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, there was no need for me to campaign. I told him that before speaking to three meetings of Jewish voters, I asked how many supported John McCain and in each group of about 250 individuals, about six raised their hands. I asked how many had not made up their minds. Again, about six. Then asked how many were for Senator Barack Obama. And, so help me, on each occasion, all of the rest raised their hands for him.

Jag tycker det är anmärkningsvärt att de inte insåg att Obama inte skulle medföra något gott på den internationella scenen. Hur kunde alla de luras? Kanske hade man bättre perspektiv på det hela som icke-amerikan…

Senator Obama received 78 percent of the votes of the Jewish community nationwide. The only group giving him a higher percentage was the African-American community. Many Jewish leaders, myself included, have concluded that President Obama has reneged on his support for the security of Israel – a major priority for most American Jews and many Christians – and is shifting American foreign policy to favor the Muslim, and in particular, the Palestinian cause. It should come as no surprise that in response to a poll taken by Quinnipiac University asking, ”Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation between Israel and the Palestinians?” 67 percent of Jews disapproved and 28 percent approved. That same poll showed support by Democrats for Israel was 46 percent and among Republicans, 70 percent. Did this shock me and many others? You bet.

Det chockade dem alltså. Hur dum får man bli? Det var uppenbart från start. Det är hög tid att de som röstade på Obama inser det och rättar till sitt misstag 2012.

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