What would you say about a relationship where one person tells another to back off and that he has no right to tell the first person what to do? And what if that second person then publicly dismissed the first person’s complaints as “noise”?
You would rightly conclude that it is a deeply dysfunctional relationship that is in danger of breaking down completely.
That relationship is the one President Obama has with Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in September told Obama to back off on the issue of Iran’s nuclear program. Netanyahu said the United States had “no moral right” to interfere with Israel attacking Iran to end the threat.
In response, Obama snubbed Netanyahu during his visit to the U.S. and then badmouthed him on “60 Minutes,” saying he would “block out the noise” from Israel.
Hearing Obama say during Monday’s debate that he’s a committed friend of Israel is a bit like hearing Darth Vader calling himself a loyal defender of Alderaan.