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President Obama Is A Real Leader That Doesn’t Need Bluster!

That awesome organizer and blogger Chris Savage at Eclectablog brings us this story that shows what a real leader President Obama is. During the assault on the embassy in Cairo recently, one man – President Obama – quietly avoided what could have been a major setback for any chance of peace in the middle east. President Obama is a real leader and once again, shows that he supports the Israeli people.

Here is Chris’s intro and some highlights from the linked article that explains what happened.

An event took place this past week that didn’t get much attention but shows us that a lot happens in the White House that we never hear about. Efraim Halevy, an Israeli intelligence expert and former head of the Mossad spoke in New York about the recent uprisings in Cairo, Egypt. He tells the story of three Israelis who were trapped in the Cairo embassy and, but for the intervention of President Obama, they never would have made it out alive.

Here are some highlights that detail what happened and why our President is a great leader…one who doesn’t think leadership is talking loud…

We’ve been talking these days about Turkey and about Egypt. And I would like to say something about the event which took place last Friday evening or through the night in Cairo, which I think to a large extent was a seminal event, not only in the history of the Middle East but also in the history of the relations between Israel and Egypt, and between Israel and the United States of America.

During that night, as you know, our embassy was surrounded and was on the verge of being stormed. And the Prime Minister went to the special command center in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from there he actually ran and commanded this operation of trying to extricate our staff from the embassy. And, at the end, there were six people left, six people of the security detail of the embassy.

[...]

But one of the decisions he had to take in the end, he wanted to take, was to find ways of extricating his people, our people, out of that embassy. And he turned to one man, to the President of the United States, and he spoke to him. And the president of the United States, without having much time to consult with Congress, and with the media, and with the analysts and with all of the other people who have to be consulted on major and grave decisions. He took a decision to take up the telephone and get on the line with the powers that be in Egypt, and get them to order the release of these six people, and the detail of the Egyptian commando forces entered and saved them.

[...]

But I believe the leadership that the President of the United States showed on that night was a leadership of historic dimensions. It was he who took the ultimate decision that night which prevented what could have been a sad outcome—instead of six men coming home, the arrival in Israel of six body bags.

And I want to say to you very openly and very clearly that had there been six body bags, there would have been a much different Israel today than we have been used to seeing over recent years. This would not have been one more incident, one more operation, one event. And the man who brought this about was one man and that was President Barack Hussein Obama.

That says it all!

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September 16, 2011 - Posted by | Accomplishments, President Barack Obama | ,

4 Comments »

  1. But wait! NY-9 was a referendum on the President and Israel policies! This is obviously an “Obama plant” in the Israeli intelligence community!

    Seriously though, thanks for spreading the word. It’s unfortunate that most pundits will ignore the truth about our relationship with Israel and focus on the right wingers over there. It’s just as “dangerous” to misrepresent the two nations as “adversarial” in nature.

    Comment by Rich Baska (@BlueTrooth) | September 16, 2011 | Reply

    • The Obama administration is going against most of the nations of the World and will not give our vote in the United Nations to grant statehood to Palestine. And the trumped up “scolding” of Obama from right-wing hawk Benjamin Netanyahu over Israel returning to the 1967 armistice lines FORGOT to inform Americans that President George W. Bush, in a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington, referred to the green line and to the need that any changes to that line be agreed upon by the two sides. The problem is that Israel has, in practical terms, been erasing the green line in different ways. One is through settlement building and expansions, whereby an extension to Israel is created across the green line in Palestinian territory. Another is through the construction of the “security” wall which has been imposed upon Arab lands. Both actions by Israel have been undermining the green line and consequently undermining the basis of the two-state solution that is a prerequisite for peace.

      “Ultimately, Israelis and Palestinians must address the core issues that divide them if there is to be a real peace, resolving all claims and ending the conflict between them. This means that the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 will be ended through a settlement negotiated between the parties, based on UN resolutions 242 and 338, with Israeli withdrawal to secure and recognize borders.”

      — President George W. Bush, June 24, 2002

      And United Resolution 242 states:

      1. Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict.

      2. Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council_Resolution_242

      Comment by grantinhouston | September 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you too, Rich for all that you do in spreading the word. And you too, Grant….and Jeff….and the all you great liberals who share your views here.

      Comment by ExtremeLiberal | September 16, 2011 | Reply

  2. Now Faux News is promoting a new book on the hostile work environment for women in the Obama White House. It’s penned by Ron Suskind, a “Pulitizer Prize” winner so it has to be true! /snark

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/17/book-obama-white-house-has-real-woman-problem/

    Two female Supreme Court justices, Shalala, Sebelius, Napolitano, Hillary Clinton, Anita Dunn, Valeie Jerrett. Obama has picked five women, four blacks, three Hispanics and two Asians as Cabinet-level appointments. The team includes former rivals, political opponents and even a few who had standout careers in basketball, Obama’s favorite sport.

    President Bush’s first Cabinet in 2001 had four women, two blacks, one Hispanic and two Asians.

    President Clinton’s first Cabinet in 1993 had four women, four blacks and two Hispanics.

    LIES, LIES, LIES from the REICH!

    Suskind is one of those who is promoting the Obama is WEAK meme now:

    http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/obamas_weakness.php

    His former employer, the Wall Street Journal must be proud of him.

    Comment by grantinhouston | September 17, 2011 | Reply


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