Palestinian radio ad includes “Obama’s promise” of Palestinian statehood

posted at 1:25 pm on September 7, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will submit an application for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations Sept. 20 — and the United States will veto the bid. Abbas has said he is prepared to accept that veto and “will continue to cooperate with the Americans.” But, in the meantime, he is doing his best to suggest President Obama, at least, supports the idea of a Palestinian state. Politico reports:

Part of a speech Obama gave in 2010 to the United Nations General Assembly is featured in an ad aimed to rally support for the Palestinians upcoming bid for statehood at the United Nations on Sept. 20, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

“When we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that can lead to a new member of the United Nations, an independent, sovereign state of Palestine living in peace with Israel,” Obama said in the 2010 speech in the clip that is played in the radio ad.

The Palestinians’ use of the remarks is at odds with the Obama administration’s current all-out push to stop the Palestinians from pursuing their statehood bid. U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East David Hale is set to hold talks Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to urge him to reconsider the statehood effort and instead return to direct negotiations with Israel.

During the 36-second radio spot starring Obama, Abbas tells listeners “If he said it, he must have meant it.”

Oh, Abbas. How very poorly you know our president. He says so very many things he doesn’t mean — including outright lies. Remember when he said he wanted $4 trillion in deficit reduction? When he said, “If you like your healthcare coverage, you can keep it”? When he said the stimulus would cap unemployment at no more than 8 percent?

Nevertheless, it doesn’t change how chilling Obama’s actual quote is. Abbas is calling the statement “Obama’s promise” — and, isolated from the context of the speech, it does sound a bit like a promise, doesn’t it? U.S. officials describe the statement simply as “an expression of hope” — and those, we know, the president is particularly adept at delivering.

But, in this, as in other recent remarks, BHO’s rhetorical ability is coming back to bite him. He can’t throw out a quote calling for a return to 1967 borders or a quote like that featured in the radio ad without revealing that he’s no friend to Israel. Nor can he back off of those quotes — or his other empty policy statements — without revealing that he’s consistently afraid to back up what he says with action for fear of political backlash. While I’m grateful that’s the case when it comes to his remarks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the pattern is still unimpressive for a president. Pretty soon, he’ll find out his words count for nothing — and then where will he be? Words were all he had in the first place.


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Obama lies???? Who knew?

50sGuy on September 7, 2011 at 1:29 PM

But, in the meantime, he is doing his best to suggest President Obama, at least, supports the idea of a Palestinian state.

How is that news? Prime Minister Netanyahu has stated his support for the idea of a Palestinian state … based on certain conditions.

aunursa on September 7, 2011 at 1:31 PM

So the Palestinians too will realize that he’s a liar. Big deal.

John Deaux on September 7, 2011 at 1:31 PM

“If he said it, he must have meant it.”

That would be the basis of a fantastic GOP ad.

pedestrian on September 7, 2011 at 1:32 PM

He didn’t hear himself say it, so it was never said.

SouthernGent on September 7, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Is this considered a “red meat story?” and is this where the term “red meat” originated?

http://themorningspew.com/2011/09/07/cant-a-man-just-have-a-decent-bbq-anymore/

bloggless on September 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM

During the 36-second radio spot starring Obama, Abbas tells listeners “If he said it, he must have meant it.”

ROFL! Welcome to the Great Disappointed.

He also told us he was going to clean up DC and give us transparency.

disa on September 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM

By the time it comes up next year, Israel will be locked in battle with some of her enemies, which includes Palis and Egyptians.

a capella on September 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Aiming for the Jihady voters in 2012,er,the “Moderate Muslims”
I mean!(sarc).

canopfor on September 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM

“If he said it, he must have meant it.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh, man… that one just never gets old…

JohnGalt23 on September 7, 2011 at 1:38 PM

His heart is with the oppressed Muslims in the West Bank and Gaza.

Turmoil designed to unseat Netanyahu?

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147497

It’s almost like the Israeli community has been Organized.

PappyD61 on September 7, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Umm,me thinks Team Gaza,should recognize and accept Isreal as
a country,er,State first,

then,talk about a Jihady State!!!!

Jus say’n!!

canopfor on September 7, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Soon we’ll be hearing how the White House fired the person who inputs the speeches into the Teleprompter. He’s the one who put the words no one intended to say into Obama’s mouth.

Snake307 on September 7, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Abbas did you really believe him?

Tasha on September 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Have an ObamaBurger, Mohammmed. All bullsh*t, no beef.

Ya want fries with that?

bloviator on September 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Ah, come on, obama just wants to be the new presidente of the new country. Would suit him.

Bambi on September 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Here’s the money quotes about Greenberg (Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s husband).

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147497

and no one in D.C. in the White House or State Department knows about this?

Greenberg directed the strategists to create a protest that was not led by one specific group, in order to create social ferment. An unnamed left-wing leader would eventually step into this ferment and take the reins, Greenberg predicted.

The Israeli strategists reportedly include Boaz Gaon, Moshe Gaon and Eldad Yaniv, who worked in Ehud Barak’s successful race for Prime Minister in 1999, also in cooperation with Greenberg.

PappyD61 on September 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM

The Palestinians can go f themselves.

So can the UN.

Nelsen on September 7, 2011 at 1:45 PM

OT: Meghan Kelly is interviewing some moron who objects to the 911 cross being placed in the memorial. I’m a proud atheist and as much for separation of church and state as anyone, but screw this guy.

MJBrutus on September 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Abbas did you really believe him?

Tasha on September 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Nope, but he’ll use it.

The Palestinians are now officially more useful than the media when it comes to calling Obama on his BS.

forest on September 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Nelsen on September 7, 2011 at 1:45 PM

nuff said

cmsinaz on September 7, 2011 at 1:47 PM

canopfor on September 7, 2011 at 1:40 PM

hey buddy :)

cmsinaz on September 7, 2011 at 1:48 PM

I am going to hold a detailed discussion of the migratory behavior of the Grassland Yellow-finch that

will include free performances by well known artists

I expect several hundred thousand Grassland Yellow-finch enthusiasts.

pedestrian on September 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM

It’s almost like the Israeli LEFTIST community has been Organized.

PappyD61

FIFY

Have an ObamaBurger, Mohammmed. All bullsh*t, no beef.

Ya want fries flies with that?

bloviator on September 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM

FIFY, also! :)

honsy on September 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Compare the photo included with this story to the photo of BHO and Bibi during Bibi’s lecture. Should leave no doubt about BHO’s “feelings” towards the Middle East…

Neo-con Artist on September 7, 2011 at 2:05 PM

canopfor on September 7, 2011 at 1:40 PM
hey buddy :)

cmsinaz on September 7, 2011 at 1:48 PM

cmsinaz:*Waves back*,good to hear from ya,I’m officially back,
about two months to the day:)

canopfor on September 7, 2011 at 2:05 PM

U.S. officials describe the statement simply as “an expression of hope” — and those, we know, the president is particularly adept at delivering.

Hope with no change. Tough, Abbas. The line forms at the rear.

cartooner on September 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM

canopfor on September 7, 2011 at 2:05 PM

yea!

and i have to miss the dang debate tonight…will be looking for your posts on the open thread when i get back to the computer later tonight….

cmsinaz on September 7, 2011 at 2:07 PM

an independent, sovereign state of Palestine living in peace with Israel

I think we’ve got a better chance of getting the unicorn that craps Skittles® than we’ve got of making/having/creating a state of Palestine that would possibly live in peace with Israel.

gekkobear on September 7, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Trying to counter Bush’s letter to Sharon.

Ben Hur on September 7, 2011 at 2:09 PM

I’m in my 30′s. Do you think I’ll live long enough to see politicians stating we need set up Arabs states inside of Europe for peace.

Oil Can on September 7, 2011 at 2:11 PM

What about these quotes:

“In the situation the Palestinian people will grow more and more miserable. My vision is two states, living side by side in peace and security.”

” A stable, peaceful Palestinian state is necessary to achieve the security that Israel longs for. So I challenge Israel to take concrete steps to support the emergence of a viable, credible Palestinian state.”

“An end to occupation and a peaceful democratic Palestinian state may seem distant, but America and our partners throughout the world stand ready to help, help you make them possible as soon as possible.”

tneloms on September 7, 2011 at 2:12 PM

I’m not sure a state(s) of Palestine or the peoples democratic enclave of anti zionist explodyness, or whatever is such a bad thing. Erase the quasi-state nature of the left bank and gaza and get it over with. Then, when they attack because they are just that stupid, it will be considered an act of war and not oh-that’s-just-the-poor-palestinians-acting-out-again.

WitchDoctor on September 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Seems no one explained to the Palestinians the concept of expiration dates.

chewydog on September 7, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Now the whole world finally will come to know, what we already know.

capejasmine on September 7, 2011 at 2:33 PM

“Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will submit an application for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations Sept. 20 — and the United Stated will veto the bid.”

Actually he has not said with certainty that will veto it. And as you pointed out, even if he , he has told so many lies…

ProfessorMiao on September 7, 2011 at 2:37 PM

the united states*

not the united stated.

thphilli on September 7, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Radio ad? If I heard a radio ad from Obama while driving down the road I would probably wind up in a ditch or glued to someone’s bumper due to a fit of road rage.

RDE2010 on September 7, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Ha! The Liar-in-Chief strikes again!

Christian Conservative on September 7, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Pretty soon, he’ll find out his words count for nothing — and then where will he be? Words were all he had in the first place.

Don’t tell me words don’t matter.” Barack Obama

Guess what, Barry? When your actions continually contradict your words, your words don’t matter.

(Welcome back, canopfor!)

AZCoyote on September 7, 2011 at 3:13 PM

canopfor on September 7, 2011 at 2:05 PM
yea!

and i have to miss the dang debate tonight…will be looking for your posts on the open thread when i get back to the computer later tonight….

cmsinaz:You betcha,I’ll have links galore,I hope!:)

canopfor on September 7, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Abu Mazen: “You lie!”

Ward Cleaver on September 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Sometimes I wish Obama would just drop the facade… but then I realized that will happen after Nov 6th 2012 for either 3 months or 4 years.

scotash on September 7, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Gee, I’m perfectly willing to have a Palestinian state – as long as it is called Israel and is simply an expansion of the current Israel to the full original borders of the Palestinian mandate.

{^_^}

herself on September 8, 2011 at 10:51 AM