Romney Slams Obama for Comments About Netanyahu


romneyMitt Romney has added his comments today to the mix of ones unintentionally overheard last week about Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel.

The gaffe occurred when President Nicolas Sarkozy of France called Mr. Netanyahu “a liar” in a private chat with President Obama at the G20 summit that was accidentally broadcast to a small group of journalists.

“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Mr. Sarkozy said, to which Mr. Obama, according to a translation, replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you.”

Though the comments were not initially reported, they began showing up in the French press, and on Tuesday, Reuters confirmed the incident. On Wednesday, Mr. Romney weighed in with comments of his own.

“President Obama’s derisive remarks about Israel’s prime minister confirm what any observer would have gleaned from his public statements and actions toward our longstanding ally, Israel,” Mr. Romney said, in a statement released by his campaign Wednesday morning. “At a moment when the Jewish state is isolated and under threat, we cannot have an American president who is disdainful of our special relationship with Israel. We have here yet another reason why we need new leadership in the White House.”

{The Caucus/ Newscenter}


  1. NOW- Mr. obama’s response was heard through a transaltion-


    Also- based on this- what was the context of everyting overheard.

    Perhpas the French Prez was trying to disuade Mr. Obama from a realatonship and Mr. Obama simply said- “I MUST DEAL WITH HIM EVERY DAY.”

    We as “Yehudieim” as the Iran guy would say- have a Midah Tova and responsibility to be a “light upon the nations.”

    Lets not stoop to their level and perhaps not jump unil everything becomes clear?

    What was the whole conversation?

  2. there Romney goes again, lying like a wild banshee as though Obama’s comment is reflection about Israel. A child knows that any of Bibi’s comments about Obama wouldn’t ever be taken as a reflection on Bibis thoughts and feelings about the U.S.

    Certainly the half of Israelis who voted for Kadima – a party whose campaign slogan was…
    ” Bibi, We Don’t Believe Him”– they agree with Obama and that is why one letter to the Israeli press Haaretz said ” Obama is wrong- WE ARE THE ONES who have to deal with Bibi every day”

    Certainly Kadmina’s voters don’t have a negative attitude toward the state of Israel and neither does Obama. Did GW Bush have a negative attitude when ….
    October 2001 ” Bush administration officials continually opposed Israeli actions in Operation Defensive Shield to reoccupy Gaza and the West Bank. Colin Powell urged the administration to intervene in the fighting and pressure Arafat to denounce terrorism and Sharon to withdraw from newly occupied territory. Before Powell departed, Bush told him: “Do you understand what you’re saying to the Israelis? You’re going to have to look Sharon in the eye and say, ‘Get Out.’” When Powell arrived in Israel, he and Sharon had a vehement argument, Powell demanding to visit Arafat and Sharon refusing. Sharon said to Powell: “Their world is an empire of lies —Arafat’s like Osama bin Laden. Why do you apply different standards to Arafat than to Bin Laden?” Powell replied: “No, it’s a different situation.” Finally. Sharon relented.
    [Interview with Colin Powell, as quoted in Bregman, Elusive Peace, p. 238, 163-4, 191-2, p. 196.]

    Did Condi Rice have a negative attitude toward Israel when….
    “A furious Condoleezza Rice summoned Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon and Sharon’s chief of staff, Dov Weisglass, and rebuked them: …I am telling you, if you do not end this siege [of Yasser Arafat’s om-pound] in Ramallah, if you don’t withdraw your forces from the compound, you are going to have a public rift with this president. This needs to end now. If you and I are having this same conversation a week from now, you are going to have a serious problem in this building, and you’re going to have a serious problem with me.” [end quote Condi]* [ ed; eg. moral equivalency]
    [ * See also Douglas Feith, War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the [Dawn of the War on Terrorism (HarperCollins, 2008), pp. 207-8, 511.
    [ * George W. Bush, as quoted in Bregman, Elusive Peace, p. 239.]
    [Interview with Flynt Leverett, in Bregman, Elusive Peace , p. 241.]

    And certainly Bibi’s working with the republican party to orchestrate the fake narrative in May 2011 by Bibi and the Republicans in the US about the territories is just another betrayal by Bibi toward Obama, as have been all of Netanyahu’s coaltions leaks concernign private conversations between Bibi and Obama for which the obama adminstration berated Bibi – rightly- in 2009/2010.

    However as an astute observer knows on account of Romney’s past and current actions and words, Romney has no core, and has no personal diginity as evidenced by his public lies.

    What is worse is that the lies are directed to klal yisroel to get us to be hysterical and not see the fabulous record of action and words towards Israel and the Kla Yisroel in general with which Obama has been glatt throughout his entire life.