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Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Year Later on Osama, Netanyahu and Obama

The anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden and the latest controversy from Israel concerning the head of Israel’s military pushing back against Netanyahu’s saber rattling on Iran bring to mind a couple of pieces I posted at my old blog site Defending Obama. I did that blog for many months after the mid term elections in response to the extraordinary attacks on Obama’s person and record that so marked his first two years in office. I tried to voice objections to the more extreme attacks on Obama coming at that time from both the Left and the Right. The most viewed I post I had was one I did on Tom Wright’s criticism of Obama over the attack on bin Laden. Some of the posts I felt most proud of were the ones done around the time of Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, DC around the time of the president’s remarks on the pre-1967 borders of Israel. As I noted at the time, Netanyahu’s critics included major military figures in Israel, something worth remembering as we again see the IDF voicing concerns about Netanyahu’s bellicose ways.

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