You’re the new President.
So much to do. So many people to talk to.
So, what is the first call you make now that you have been invested with unimaginable power, the authority of an overwhelming mandate from the public and the most obsequious fawning press this side of Stalin’s Pravda?
Our historic ancestors and critical ally Gordon Brown of England?
Vladimir Putin, the man that controls vast oil reserves and is rattling his swords to reestablish the Soviet Empire?
Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq, the country in which 100,000+ of your troops are stationed and whose government (under President Bush) has established the time table that you said you wanted?
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao who controls the nation that most consider the next real superpower, with unimaginable economic might based on it’s sheer mass of humanity?
President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, whose leadership will be so vital in the supposed redirection of the war on terrorism?
Ehud Ohlmert, the outgoing Prime Minister of Israel, who just accepted a US brokered peace and represents the last line of defense against terrorism?
Who you ask?
None other than Mahmoud Abbas, head of the PLO. Who, btw, is claiming these days that it was actually HIS Al Aqsa Martyr’s brigades that fired over 175 of the missiles that hit Israeli schools and day care centers during the recent skirmish.
And the result of that call?
The same day, Abbas announced that ALL agreements and negotiating points from the last 8 years are GONE.
That for any negotiation to proceed, Israel must first relocate 500,000 Israelis. That is 8% of the entire population.
Oh, and that doesn’t just include supposed Arab East Jerusalem, but the Gallilee, South and West Jerusalem and other thriving cities all over the country.
Nice choice Barack. And to the Jews that supported him. SHAME ON YOU!