How the Heck do any of you know what Obama is doing....
by WashStateBlue, Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 12:51:37 PM EST
Behind the scenes on the Gaza nightmare?
I keep hearing this "Obama needs to do something" "Obama needs to make a statement"
What the Heck are you all thinking?
First, his making a statement would be asinine, other then the one he already has.
Which was essentially political neutral, as he should have done?
He is not the President yet. anything he says strongly worded would create a firestorm, and perhaps negate ANY BACKCHANNEL actions he might already be taking?
The press, the blogs would HAMMER him, it's a lose-lose anyway you look at it.
He is trying to be effective, not win a blog popularity contest!
How do any of you know if he and the Clintons are not Already working back channels to get a cease fire in place? And, if doing so, staying OUT of the press is exactly what he needs to do.
What, you step up and condemn Israel in the press THEN try to get them to compromise with their election on the way? DUH?
Again, why don't all you folks who thought Hillary walked on water asking HER for a statement?
I think right now, I have more faith that she is prepping to do something significant immediately on taking power then I see from all the Clinton-ites on this board.
Fate has a way in these things, and, NO ONE is better positioned to wade into this maelstrom then the Clintons, there are NO TWO Americans thought of more highly
in Israel then Bill and Hillary Clinton.
And, it will take all the respect, cause some tough love is coming Israel's way IMHO.
My take is, right now, though, she should do THE SAME AS OBAMA.
We only have one President and SOS at a time.
This is a nightmare, but SOMEHOW expecting Obama to so something immediately before he is even inaugurated shows a level of political naiveté I find surprising on these boards.
Come down hard at the end of January, if they haven't jumped all over this.
Lastly, does anyone think the timing of this IS completely arbitrary?
That that Israelis' don't know we have a lame duck admin on the way out, and a fresh one with no power on the way in?
They have this figured out, kind of funny so many others missed that little detail.