By now you would think professional sophists would learn to manage the small details of their trade but you would also be wrong. As Ynet has reported microphones were “accidentally” left on at a meeting at the G20. The “hot mic” picked up some interesting conversation that was meant to be private.
The private conversation begins innocently enough with President Obama “criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership” even though Washington had disapproved of the measure. But then it gets juicy when the true feelings toward B.B. Netanyahu are expressed in what Sarkozy and Obama thought was an off-the-record private conversation.
The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”
Well, if that is how President Obama feels then maybe he should consult the State Department and tell them to halt certain programs. Earlier today the State Department announced that Hannah Rosenthal, the Department of State’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism , would be holding talks to help combat the global trend in the rise of Ant-Semitism. This topic is being addressed under the State Department’s “Conversations with America” program. So if the President is so perturbed with Netanyahu and Israel then why bother? After all, the DNC and the White House have thrown their support behind the Occupy Wall Street movement which has shown itself to be ant-semitic at its core. This also isnt the first time the feelings of the White House have contradicted State Department programs. Readers of this blog will remember the Sudan and the Child Soldier waiver from the White House and the State Department’s stance against the issue. AKA the Big Flop