Barack Obama,  Benjamin Netanyahu,  Elton Gallegly

Rep. Elton Gallegly: Our Friends in Israel Deserve Better

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Camarillo) and Romanian Minister of Defense Ioan Micrea Pascu

My Congressman, Elton Gallegly has criticized President Obama regarding his recent comments about Israeli Priminister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Sometimes an overheard comment sheds some light on the truth. That certainly was the case at the G-20 economic meeting in France recently when French President Sarkozy and President Obama discussed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I cannot stand him. He is a liar,” Sarkozy said of Netanyahu. In apparent agreement, Obama replied, “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day.”

While the French and American presidents have previously and repeatedly voiced their strong support and friendship for Israel while in public, their candid comments, which they thought were private, make you wonder about their own veracity, if not their hypocrisy.

The Sarkozy and Obama comments also make you wonder: If they don’t like working with Israel’s prime minister, which world leaders do they like? The Palestinian’s Abbas? Russia’s Putin? Syria’s Assad? Or Iran’s Ahmadinejad? Do Sarkozy and Obama think these leaders are more honest than Benjamin Netanyahu, who won his office in a fair and open democratic election?

Gallegly has a point, no?