Thursday, June 11, 2009
World Net Daily is running a story about how Dear Leader has insulted Israel once again: by showing the soles of his shoes. The picture was taken during a phone conversation Barry was having with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Abu Ahmed, a leader of Hamas' so-called military wing in the Gaza Strip, commented, "Just as a journalist humiliated (President) Bush with his shoes, this is how Obama is humiliating the Israeli government."
The gesture is not an insult in Judaism, but is widely regarded in the Muslim community as such. Aluf Benn, a commentator for the Israeli Haaretz newspaper weighed in: "As an enthusiast of Muslim culture, Obama surely knows there is no greater insult in the Middle East than pointing the soles of one's shoes at another person. Indeed, photos of other presidential phone calls depict Obama leaning on his desk, with his feet on the floor."
What is it going to take for Barry to realize that Israel is not the enemy?