Obama’s decision to abstain from a vote made people angry. Who betrays their own friend?
John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, Obama did something worse than stabbing Israel in the back. Bolton is also a candidate for a position in Trump’s administration.
Bolton believes that Obama tried to spoil Trump’s pro-Israel agenda, and Trump hasn’t entered his office yet.
Bolton visited Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, and Bolton revealed that this abstention was an attempt to “box the incoming Trump administration in.”
“This was a stab in the back against the Israelis,” Bolton explained. “It was entirely predictable. I would say this for people in the pro-Israel community in the United States who defended Obama’s Middle East policy over these last eight years: You should have seen this coming and this is what you get for supporting Barack Obama.”
“I think this was an effort to box the in-coming Trump administration in, and it violates nearly 50 years of American bipartisan policy on the Middle East, going back to the iconic resolution 242 after the 1967 war,” Bolton added with a reference to the UN resolution.
Bolton said that this resolution compromises with Israel’s occupation of the area.
“Therefore it has no land to give back in exchange for peace. Contrary to what the Obama administration has said, this puts a huge thumb on the scale against Israel.”
Remember how Obama spoke before The American Israel Public Affairs Committee during his campaign in 2012? He asked, “Is there any doubt that I have Israel’s back?”
Well, he sure has Israel’s back pretty much in the same way Marcus Junius Brutus had Julius Caesar’s, and Fredo had Michael Corleone’s.
“It was to be expected that Israel’s greatest ally would act in accordance with the values that we share and that they would have vetoed this disgraceful resolution,” announced Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon after the vote, as reported by Fox News. “I have no doubt that the new U.S. administration and the incoming U.N. Secretary General will usher in a new era in terms of the U.N.’s relationship with Israel.”
Do you think Bolton is right? Is this really what Obama was up to?