Thursday, January 22, 2009
Obama's First Phone Call As President Went To???
Fatah leader and current alleged Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was the first person supposedly called by the dear leader. That is Abbas on the right in the picture above shaking the hand of the current Hamas leader Haniyeh. The difference between these two is that Haniyeh wants Israel wiped off the map now and Abbas is willing to take the slow death by a thousand cuts approach to wiping Israel off the map.
Strange choice to say the least. Couldn't he find an ally? What does this mean for Israel? I think it is pretty clear who's side he will take in future matters related to the Palestine/Israel problems.
He did call President Mubarak of Egypt, Ehud Olmert,Prime Minister of Israel, and King Abdullah of Jordan. Think Middle East issues are at the top of his foreign relations list?
How long before we see more pictures of Nancy Pelosi sitting down with the chinless ophthalmologist Assad in Syria?