It seems at times that the planet that Obama inhabits is very different from the world that we the general public live in. In Obama's world, he is not really concerned about Israel. He is concerned about winning re-election. An Israeli attack will push up oil prices and push even further away the economic recovery that Obama claims is already upon us. In Obama's world, if Israel were God forbid eradicated, Obama would convey the same concern as the Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt showed when Jan Karski, of the Polish underground, explained to him what was happening at Auschwitz. Roosevelt blew smoke rings from his cigar and dismissively told Karski to tell the Jews of Poland that all they need to know was that America was going to win the war. For in Obama's world, he who bows before Saudi Kings, Israel's obliteration wouldn't be worth a smoke ring. In Obama's world, no American administration is going to go and bomb Iran. America can contain Iran, and a nuclear Iran is not a threat to America. In Obama's world, paying almost 5 bucks a gallon is a reasonable price to pay during an election year.
In our world, no state can yield its survival to another, especially one run by a President who embraced Syria as a hope for peace and "engaging" as if Iran was a rational actor, a man who has been so wrong about every twist and turn in the Middle East. In Obama's world, the Arab Spring is all about blossoming, growth, renewal and rejuvenation. In our world, the Arab "spring" is more like a coil, like a spring in a mattress that is pressed down more and more, until it explodes, no one can predict when it will explode, or how far it will explode. In Obama's world, the leader of the free world does nothing when it comes to stopping the massacre by the leader of Syria of his own people.In Obama's world, Ahmadinejad, is watching events in Syria and "likes" what he sees. In our world, the impotence of Obama, the leader of the free world, gives the wrong strategic message by projecting his belief that a lower U.S. presence would solve all the world’s problems, doing nothing to stop the massacre by Bashar Assad of his own people in Syria, joyfully observed by and noted by the regime in Tehran. In Obama's world, the Iranian regime knows that Obama is not likely to risk his chances of a second term in office – amid sky-high oil prices – when all he needs to do is to sound convincing as he admonishes Ahmadinejad, restraining by reassuring Netanyahu publicly. In our world, as Prime Minister Netanyahu noted, if it walks, looks, and quacks like a duck, then it's a duck, a nuclear duck. In Obama's world, his reality is based on a transcendent logic, getting past Nov. 6 without doing anything that might threaten his reelection, not caring less about the 33 Democratic Senators that will face re-election.
In Obama's world, when he hears that the unemployment rate has remained at 8.3 % he replies that it’s a sign that the economy has turned around. In our world, an 8.3% unemployment rate means that the rate has remained unchanged from January, in our world that means that nearly a half million people who had been staying on the sidelines rejoined the search for work and that over 13 million Americans are still out of work, in our world an 8.3% unemployment rate means that average wages, ticked up a whole 3 cents from $23.28 an hour to $23.31 an hour, not exactly a windfall.In our world, there is so much hidden unemployment in the labor force that even improved jobs numbers failed to decrease the of 8.3 percent.
For many of us, the distance between Obama's world and our world is unbridgeable. Two parallel universes that never converge or meet, existing side by side. In our world, Prime Minister Netanyahu will not go down in history as the Israeli leader who let a second Holocaust to take place. The window of opportunity is rapidly closing. For Israel the stakes are existential: the very existence of a nation and its 6 million Jews. In our world, the whole Western World and not just Israel, the danger of a nuclear Iran carries a higher moral urgency than the political future of Obama.
In Obama's world, what's his real objective as conveyed by Charles Krauthammer in a recent article: “We’re trying to make the decision to attack as hard as possible for Israel,” an administration official shared in the most revealing White House admission since “leading from behind.” Yup, the world’s greatest exporter of terror, the systematic killer of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan, the self-declared enemy that invented “Death to America Day” is approaching nuclear capability — and the focus of U.S. policy is to prevent a democratic ally threatened with annihilation from preempting the threat? This is Obama's world, and this is the world that Obama wants us all to support.