DUmmies Debate Obama's Silence On Gaza
Obama isn't President yet so he can't speak out AGAINST this admin.'s Israel/Palestine position...
[There is some law against President-elects expressing an opinion?]
So doesn't it make sense to assume he DOESN'T agree with Bush on his refusal to demand a cease-fire? Afterall, if Obama DID agree with Bush, he could've easily said that he stands firmly with Bush and Israel on this issue. His silence speaks volumes-that he'll NOT continue Bush's policy re: Israel (IMO). So he has to wait 'til Jan. 20th to speak out.
[A DUmmie reading Obama tea leaves to explain his silence. Of course, the truth could be that Obama is averse to controversy.]
I started this thread after reading threads saying Obama is wrong for not speaking out NOW.
[Be prepared for a lot of encores over the next four years. And now to hear from the other DUmmies...]
I really hope this is so. It does make sense.
It's the only explanation I can think of. If he DID agree with Bush's position, there'd be no harm in SAYING so. But if he DIDN'T agree with it, and SAID so NOW, could you imagine the havoc it would cause?
[Try not to get near-sighted by staring too closely at those Obama tea leaves.]
It does not look good for him to say nothing. You're creating a strawman.
[Say nothing. Do nothing. Know nothing. Prepare for the Sergeant Schultz presidency.]
Don't worry Barack and Hillary will sort something out in a couple of weeks
["Hello Hillary. I'm um sort of busy with my arugula so could you like solve whatever is happening in Gaza?"]
Why, exactly, can't he speak about it?
[Because it would ruin his golf game.]
There is a disturbing hatred of complexity in the human character, and people continue the same, sad pattern: fall in love with an individual, attribute all goodness to that person, abdicate personal power to the person and then feel betrayed by the lack of perfection.
[You dare question the infallibility of the Obamassiah? HERETIC!!!]
His silence doesn't SIGNAL that he's opposed to the policy; it just shows that he's silent. He's doing the right thing, and he may very well be doing it for the right reason, so no wedges can be driven in and so no blame can be put on him and his administration. It's also a very dangerous time and people's lives are at stake. I've said a few times already that his chosen course is probably the best, and even that it might be from the right motivation, but it doesn't prove a damned thing about what he's planning.
[Is he is or is he isn't?]
You continually claim he's vague, sitting on the fence, etc. By not commenting on Bush's policy re: Israel invading Gaza, ut does NOT mean he's sitting on the fence. It means he's doing the appropriate thing by not disagreeing with him. He spoke out against the Mumbai attacks because he agreed with Bush. So, like I said, I ASSUME he's NOT speaking out on THIS because he DOESN'T agree with Bush. I never said it PROVES he doesn't agree with Bush.
[My eyes are hurting from staring so closely at those Obama tea leaves.]
He's like a really smart and educated version of Chauncey Gardner: he's whatever anyone wants him to be and he's just what they needed all along. Being Where? He's wherever you want him to be; the virtual Scarlet Pimpernel of progressive heaven-on-earth.
[I like to watch TV.]
His silence now does speak volumes. It signals no chance in US policy.
[Truer words were never spoken in DUmmieland. It signals no chance in US policy.]
Sorry, but you can't be a "cafeteria Catholic" when it comes to the "one President at a time."
[Perhaps he's a "lunchroom Lutheran."]
If PE Obama agreed with the bush*/neocon stance he would have come out and said so. I told Mr. Zola yesterday that the fact that he hasn't made a statement concurring with the bush* administration is an indication that he is not in agreement.
[Or perhaps not.]
Well, Israel called on Obama to condemn Hamas and he didn't.
[Chauncey was busy in the garden.]
Israel will conveniently wrap up their operation right before he takes office. So he isn't going to have to deal with that. It will take him a couple years to get the settlement worked out between the parties. That is fine if it actually gets done.
[Hurry up and don't force the Obamassiah to make a decision!]
The reason he hasn't said anything about the pogrom in Gaza is that he has his head so far up AIPAC's ass that he's quite unable to say a word on the matter.
[Will Chauncey finally break his silence and say hello to Ben Burch while he's Being There?]