Troubling, disturbing sign of the times.
More from Brett Stephens on the Orwellian Obama presidency.
"There is an upside-down quality to this president’s world view. His
administration is now on better terms with Iran—whose Houthi proxies,
with the slogan “God is great, death to America, death to Israel, damn
the Jews, power to Islam,” just deposed Yemen’s legitimate
president—than it is with Israel. He claims we are winning the war
against Islamic State even as the group continues to extend its reach
into Libya, Yemen and Nigeria."
"Here is my advice to the Israeli government, along with every other
country being treated disdainfully by this crass administration: Repay
contempt with contempt. Mr. Obama plays to classic bully type. He is
abusive and surly only toward those he feels are either too weak, or too
polite, to hit back."