The president’s busy travel schedule this past couple of weeks allegedly precluded a face-to-face meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, but he did find time to appear on “The View,” “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “60 Minutes,” where just last night he revealed how he was going to “block out any noise” from Israel regarding Iran’s nuclear program.
That tone from the top seems to have reached the United States’ delegation to the U.N., who had plenty of time for the noise made by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday as the Iranian president addressed a U.N. meeting on the rule of law. Israel’s envoy walked out as Ahmadinejad denounced the existence of Israel a “fake regime,” but the U.S. delegation stayed put.
Conservatives reacted with disbelief.
The U.S. has consistently walked out on Ahmadinejad speeches at the UN in the past, why was this year different?
— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 24, 2012
What the heck? Under Bush our UN reps were supposed 2 walk out when hearing Holocaust denial; guess that's part of the change Obama brought!
— די/Dee (@SoCal_Zionist) September 24, 2012
— The Info (@birdieinmyear) September 24, 2012
Every day there is something new to be outraged over. I cannot believe our UN delegation did not walk out of Ahmadinejab's speech at the UN
— Melody (@prfekrdumbrella) September 24, 2012
Wait….we don't walk out during Ahmadinejad's speech? And Israel did? ANOTHER reason to vote Obama out of office. http://t.co/DYuzg9AK
— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) September 24, 2012
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 24, 2012
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) September 24, 2012
Don't worry Israel, most of us like you and think you're awesome sauce. http://t.co/mjE8q2Rp Our "officials" can officially piss off.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) September 24, 2012
War on Women? Giving this nut job a serious platform to espouse his women-hating ideas is pretty damn war-y. http://t.co/CTBV0w8p
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) September 24, 2012
At the Democratic National Convention, delegates booed as language about God and Jerusalem that had been removed was added back to the party’s platform in what many considered a sham voice vote. “Unnamed sources” rushed out to spread the story that President Obama had personally intervened to restore Israel to the platform.
Ahmadinejad is scheduled to address the whole United Nations Wednesday. Will the U.S. delegation manage to find their legs —and backbones — by then?
Oh look..Obama admin bowed again. http://t.co/IAXEW9EL
— S.M (@redsteeze) September 24, 2012