Obama administration official: “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickensh*t”

posted at 5:31 pm on October 28, 2014 by Allahpundit

“There is a crisis with the Americans,” said Israel’s finance minister a few days ago. Man, is there ever.

As a million people on Twitter are noting this afternoon, “the chickensh*t” served as a team leader in the IDF’s special forces unit, Sayeret Matkal. Team Hopenchange isn’t questioning his personal bravery, though, they’re questioning something they naturally consider more important — political bravery. Which is interesting because The One’s shown plenty of gutlessness on international affairs himself over the past few years. He abandoned Mubarak because he didn’t want to be on the wrong side of Arab populism, then abandoned Morsi once the winds of Arab populism changed. He backed off his “red line” in Syria once he realized the public wasn’t keen on bombing Assad, then accepted a transparently sham deal to disarm Damascus’s chemical weapons brokered by Vladimir Putin. He let Iraq fall to pieces, enabling the rise of ISIS, because keeping a residual force of U.S. troops there would have upset his base. Ten years from now, his legacy on Iran will almost certainly be that he missed the west’s last clear chance to stop the mullahs before they built a bomb, choosing to accept another transparently sham denuclearization deal instead because he feared a war more than he feared Shiite fanatics with nuclear weapons. How is this guy, or rather his surrogates, calling other leaders “chickensh*t”?

You can read Jeffrey Goldberg’s piece yourself for the administration’s gory sniping at Netanyahu (“recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and ‘Aspergery'”). They’re mad at Bibi for two reasons. One, of course, is that he supports settlements in the West Bank, in particular apartment buildings for Israeli Jews in east Jerusalem. For whatever reason, the White House seems convinced that John Kerry’s the man to finally make peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, if only Bibi would stop pandering to the hawks who keep reelecting him and extend an olive branch on settlements. Why Obama and Kerry think durable peace is in the offing here, especially as jihadis are gaining ground in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen, I have no idea. My hunch is that it’s a vestige of their pre-inauguration aspirations in 2008, when they thought the U.S. just needed a fresh start with the Middle East after Bush to set things back on the right track. That’s what Obama’s Cairo speech was supposed to achieve. Five years later, there’s a budding caliphate in Mesopotamia.

It’s the other reason they’re mad at Netanyahu that I want to showcase, though:

This official agreed that Netanyahu is a “chickenshit” on matters related to the comatose peace process, but added that he’s also a “coward” on the issue of Iran’s nuclear threat. The official said the Obama administration no longer believes that Netanyahu would launch a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities in order to keep the regime in Tehran from building an atomic arsenal. “It’s too late for him to do anything. Two, three years ago, this was a possibility. But ultimately he couldn’t bring himself to pull the trigger. It was a combination of our pressure and his own unwillingness to do anything dramatic. Now it’s too late.”

This assessment represents a momentous shift in the way the Obama administration sees Netanyahu. In 2010, and again in 2012, administration officials were convinced that Netanyahu and his then-defense minister, the cowboyish ex-commando Ehud Barak, were readying a strike on Iran. To be sure, the Obama administration used the threat of an Israeli strike in a calculated way to convince its allies (and some of its adversaries) to line up behind what turned out to be an effective sanctions regime. But the fear inside the White House of a preemptive attack (or preventative attack, to put it more accurately) was real and palpable—as was the fear of dissenters inside Netanyahu’s Cabinet, and at Israel Defense Forces headquarters. At U.S. Central Command headquarters in Tampa, analysts kept careful track of weather patterns and of the waxing and waning moon over Iran, trying to predict the exact night of the coming Israeli attack.

Today, there are few such fears. “The feeling now is that Bibi’s bluffing,” this second official said. “He’s not Begin at Osirak,” the official added, referring to the successful 1981 Israeli Air Force raid ordered by the ex-prime minister on Iraq’s nuclear reactor.

Let me understand this. Netanyahu considered attacking Iran, we pressured him not to do it, and now we’re mocking him as a “chickensh*t” for taking our advice? Logically, doesn’t that make The One “King Chickensh*t”? I’ve re-read that boldfaced part five times now and I still can’t quite process it. Not only are they sneering at Bibi for adopting the White House’s own policy, they’re flatly admitting — boasting even — that they made Iran’s nuclear program attack-proof. A bombing run might have worked three years ago but it won’t work now, thanks to … Uncle Sam’s delay tactics on behalf of Tehran. Iran might as well name its first ICBM the “Barack.” You’re welcome, A-holes.

Here’s the schmuck we elected president twice, providing a soundbite that historians will laugh at grimly for decades. No chickensh*ts here, yo.

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I’ve concluded that liberals are the kids that never got the crap beat out of them in the 4th grade for being weird….you know…to straighten them out.

All the new rules removed the best educator known to man…pain.

BobMbx on October 28, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Textbook example of projection.

Zumkopf on October 28, 2014 at 8:03 PM

These guys may wish to discuss that with you. Good luck, sucker.

S. D. on October 28, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Isn’t calling the head of state of another country a chickenshit anonymously the epitome of chickenshitedness?

CalFed on October 28, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Isn’t calling the head of state of another country a chickenshit anonymously the epitome of chickenshitedness?

CalFed on October 28, 2014 at 8:09 PM

And here we have 0dumba & his admin in a nutshell! :)

Anti-ControI on October 28, 2014 at 8:19 PM


cableguy615 on October 28, 2014 at 8:21 PM

… and Obama has no spine, so …

Lawrence on October 28, 2014 at 8:26 PM

They are all about bullying. It’s ironic, too, because these Obama minions were the ones who were getting their heads flushed in the toilets back in grade school. They are out for the revenge they used to fantasize about.

Think about it. The worst bully of them all was the ballerina Rahm Emanuel. I can’t imagine what that twinkle toes must have went through.

Buddahpundit on October 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM

I’ve concluded that liberals are the kids that never got the crap beat out of them in the 4th grade for being weird….you know…to straighten them out.

All the new rules removed the best educator known to man…pain.

BobMbx on October 28, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Nope. Progressives are the kids who were the school bully’s toadies in K-12. The ones who held you down while the bully kicked your ribs in. Then went through your pockets to steal your lunch money.

And swore to the principal that nothing happened, their “big buddy” was nowhere near you, you ran into a tree, and anyway, you started it.

Why do you think they always side with the international bullies, like Islam, today?

It’s their baseline behavior pattern.

clear ether


eon on October 28, 2014 at 8:40 PM

It’s pretty rich to hear anyone from the Obama administration call anyone else “weak”.

Zenji on October 28, 2014 at 5:34 PM

+ 100..Thread winner..:)

Dire Straits on October 28, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Strong stuff….coming from the King of the $h!t House

Robbins_Mitchell on October 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Ironically the emoticon I use to describe the current occupant of the Oval Office is a pile of —-.

Exactly what he is trying to turn this country into….

Exactly what he thinks the Constitution is a pile of…..

Exactly what I hope he and his filthy Progressive comrades unload by the brick on Tuesday night…

PappyD61 on October 28, 2014 at 9:33 PM

See, Lord Barry thinks this will get Israel to make some kind of defensive comments in reply, thinking he can win a war of wits.

I hope anyone awaiting a reply brought a blanket and some snacks.

It’s sad, it’s pathetic, it’s OBAMA!

Tard on October 28, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Most people in the Beltway aren’t even worthy of licking the boots of Bibi Netanyahu.

Much less leaking little tantrum speak.


PappyD61 on October 28, 2014 at 9:40 PM



jaxisaneurophysicist on October 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Even with all the incompetent lunacy that trickles out of the Obama White House on a daily basis, I’m not sure I’ve ever really been afraid for my country.

This makes me afraid.

There are a handful of nations on this planet that we must support. We have to have their six. Always. Because they – with us – are the last best hope for humanity.

Canada. Britain. Australia. And Israel. Israel above all others, because it clings to freedom against all odds, against all hope, right in the middle of the vipers’ nest.

When we turn our back on Israel, we turn our back on our own ideals.

I hope the Israelis realize that the unqualified community organizer we elected 6 years ago is NOT representative of most Americans.

Be patient, and we will again have your back.

And dear God, I’m sorry for everything the Idiot-in-Chief does and says. Please be patient with us. I think we learned our lesson.

Professor Blather on October 29, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Ahem. Reminder where you can find the chickens**t:

“America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” – Reverend Jeremiah Wright

Shy Guy on October 29, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Obligatory video comment

Shy Guy on October 29, 2014 at 1:00 AM

“King Chickensh*t”? I’ve been calling Obama that for YEARS, i hope AP hasn’t just caught on!

hurricane567 on October 29, 2014 at 4:06 AM

The admin is truly clueless. The Israelis have been delaying the Iranian nuclear project for years. Who do they think just bombed a facility there, Martians? If there’s any chickenshit involved it’s being pooped by our regime.

Kissmygrits on October 29, 2014 at 8:15 AM

This, from the bunch that throws shit against the wall every day.

Kissmygrits on October 29, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Just when you think the POS in the WH and his administration can’t sink any lower and hurt relations with allies any more, they prove you wrong.

A lack of political bravery? ‘Bibi’ has repeatedly sttod up to the U.N. and the useless POS in the WH time and time again by engaging the Palastinians militarily over and over again, rejecting politically-motivated calls for cease fires on their part while over 100 rockets are fired into their country & while their enemy repeatedly violates the Cease Fires that ARE agreed to.

Want to talk political cowardice?! In the wee hours of the morning, a minority party formed a self-appointed Oligarchy and staged an illegal political coup by abandoning the representative system of government established by our Founding Fathers and protected by the Constitution in order to push their minority-party agenda into law, thereby betraying the majority of Americans who opposed their legislation. They had vowed to the American people they would give citizens no less than 48 hours to review all legislation on the matter before a vote was taken. Instead, in theirCOWARDICE and knowing Americans would NEVER let it pass, this betrayers forced their ‘edict’ into law before the American people even knew it had come up for a vote. These arrogant, GUTLESS self-appointed ‘masters’ even openly declared to the people that they had no right to know what was in the ‘edict’ until it had passed…and then proceeded to ‘exempt’ themselves from the legislation (as they have done with almost EVERY edict they pass)! They did not have the courage or conviction to stand before the people of this country and tell them what they were going to do…like vermin in the night, they snuck it into law instead. FEARFUL of the citizens of the United States, therse gutless, corrupt politicians have secretly hacked into reporters’ PCs, illegally wire-tapped news agencies, illegally wire-tapped members of Congress, wire-tapped citizens, and even used the IRS to target and eliminate the power of those citizens he dared call his ‘enemies’, all in order to protect his ‘throne’. And Obama and this administration DARES to accuse anyone else of ‘political cowardice’?!

Obama is a gutless, admitted Communist-tutored, Socialist-studying, racist hate-spewing Anti-American ‘pastor’-mentored, domestic-terrorist supporting, Islamic Extremist sypathizing POS who has helped terrorists take over the governments of our Allies (Egypt) and used our military to help the perpetrators of 9/11/01 take over Libya. He has had reporters’ computers hacked, had new agencies spied on, Americans spied on & targeted, and is still fighting no less than 5 on-going scandal investigations, sever of which his top Cabinet Members – like Eric Holder – have already been exposed as having committed crimes (Holder: 3 Felony Counts of Perjury for which he was Censured by a bi-Partisan group/vote).

He & his criminal co-horts are the LAST people who should be insulting our allies and calling THEM ‘cowards’.

easyt65 on October 29, 2014 at 8:32 AM


hich is interesting because The One’s shown plenty of gutlessness on international affairs himself over the past few years.

Unless of course, he’s still a Muslim in which case he’s shown a great deal of courage.

Basilsbest on October 29, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Quote is attributed to a “Senior Administration Official”. It HAD to be our man, the Dude, Tommy “That Was Two Years Ago, Dude” Veitor

Spyder23 on October 29, 2014 at 8:48 AM

I’ve concluded that liberals are the kids that never got the crap beat out of them in the 4th grade for being weird….you know…to straighten them out.

All the new rules removed the best educator known to man…pain.


President Girlsbike Momjeans, calling a former Israeli general ‘chickensh*t’. Got it.
Projection, Thy Name is Dear Leader.

orangemtl on October 29, 2014 at 8:51 AM

So Bibi’s got no guts, is chickensh*t. Another example of liberal projection.

RoyalFlush on October 29, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Obama is a maggot.

justltl on October 29, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Obama and his entire administration need to be frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs and leg irons then taken to Guantanamo.
Repeat for every filthy, traitorous Democrat in Congress.

justltl on October 29, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Ditto for the CEOs and staff of every major main stream media outlet.

When they are all on Guantanamo, saw it off from Cuba and allow it to tip over and sink in the Atlantic.

justltl on October 29, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Who said it…?

d1carter on October 28, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Rabbi Marvin Hier at the Simon Wiesenthal Center would like to know

Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has called on President Obama to “name, apologize for, and repudiate” the anonymous official quoted in an Atlantic Magazine article describing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickensh-t,” The Algemeiner reports.

In a telephone call with The Algemeiner from his Los Angeles office, an incensed Rabbi Hier declared: “It is rather ironic that a senior American official is prepared to curse his friends, yet when it comes to the mortal enemies of the United States — as the Iranians discovered during the recent nuclear negotiation — praise is heaped on them.”

Ward Cleaver on October 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Netanyahu : Obama :: Chuck Norris : Justin Bieber

anne_scott on October 29, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Obysmal and his band of clueless adolescents are contemptible.

onlineanalyst on October 29, 2014 at 10:12 AM


Check out the first comment by Thomas Edward Wiktor.

onlineanalyst on October 29, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Netanyahu has been demonstrating for a long time that he carries a medium sized stick while talking too loudly. Iran, starting a war in Gaza he wasn’t willing to expand or finish, etc. etc. etc.

Obama/Kerry are incredibly odious and contemptible for launching a public campaign of personal destruction against him, but that doesn’t mean what they’re saying about him doesn’t have important elements of truth.

cnut on October 29, 2014 at 11:16 AM

So, on the anniversary of the brutal October street execution of a poor black toddler’s mother by Obama’s security on Capitol Hill, the Administration howls “chickenshit!” while cowersing behind their expanded security perimeter.

Q: If a post-partum depressed black woman violated Obama’s insecurity perimeter today, would Secret Service dogs maul her toddler as well?

A: Somewhere Miriam Carey’s toddler is sobbing.

Terp Mole on October 29, 2014 at 11:20 AM

cnut: important elements of truth

The Obama Administration’s childish insults are clearly indulging in deep psychological projection. One wonders if this is finally the moment that the scales fall from the eyes of those Jews who voted for and supported Obama, not to mention these and other voters who hoodwinked themselves into believing that this man was some sort of brilliant new leader.

Netanyahu joined the Israel Defense Forces during the Six-Day War in 1967, and became a team leader in the Sayeret Matkal special forces unit. He took part in many missions, including Operation Inferno (1968), Operation Gift (1968) and Operation Isotope (1972), during which he was shot in the shoulder. He fought on the front lines in the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War in 1973, taking part in special forces raids along the Suez Canal, and then leading a commando assault deep into Syrian territory. In 1976 Netanyahu lost his older brother Yonatan Netanyahu. Yonatan was serving as the commander of Benjamin’s former unit, the Sayeret Matkal, and was killed in action during the counter-terrorism hostage-rescue mission Operation Entebbe in which his unit rescued more than 100 Israeli hostages hijacked by terrorists and flown to the Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

The “truth” about “chickenshit”? Obama’s “leading from behind” is the very definition of chickenshit. Obama’s response and the redline on Syria’s chemical weapons is chickenshit. Obama hiring a mullah to spit Muslim curses over our brave SEAL Team 6 members coffins is chickenshit. Obama’s stand down on Benghazi, leaving our Ambassador and attaches to die, was chickenshit. Obama not sending in back-up to our soldiers in Benghazi is chickenshit. Obama damaging U.S. credibility is chickenshit. Obama backing Hamas is chickenshit. Obama condemning Jewish homes in Jerusalem is chickenshit. Obama failure to sign a status of forces agreement Iraq is chickenshit. Obama claiming the Islamic State is not Islamic is chickenshit. Obama not protecting the American people and restricting flights from West Africa is chickenshit. Obama saying the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam in the wake of jihad murders in Benghazi is chickenshit.

Terp Mole on October 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM

I guess this is that diplomatic smart power we are always hearing about?

ShadowsPawn on October 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Actually, the entire obama administration is chickens–t. They ought to easily recognize it. However, every administration official who commented in this manner about the leadership of a true and trusted ally should tarred, feathered, and run out of the administration on a pole. I wonder how obama would look with feathers?

Old Country Boy on October 28, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Ask Reggie…

Ms. Anthrope on October 29, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Sayeret Matkal is the most elite unit in the entire Israeli military. Bibi was a team leader there. His brother before him the commander of the entire unit. It’s like SEAL team 6.

Obama is chickenshit because he only does the popular thing. Bibi has to stand up to the US Admin suicide dictates, the Arabs everywhere, Iran, and the insanely turbulent thing that is Israeli politics.

Plus of course the occasional UN diplomat running his mouth.

AlexB on October 29, 2014 at 2:03 PM

These little shits aren’t fit to hold Bibi’s jockstrap.

claudius on October 29, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Obama is a little chickenshit. I said that.

claudius on October 29, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Terp Mole: finally the moment that the scales fall from the eyes of those Jews who voted for and supported Obama,

Wishful thinking.

As a grouchy middle aged Jewish libertarian conservative, let me say that this is a pipe dream we (conservative types) have been carrying around since the days of Reagan.

I have a huge assortment of Jewish family and friends. Out of all of them, I am the ONLY conservative. ALL of them vote straight Democratic ticket, every time, no matter who the candidate is. The only question is whether they will show up to vote or not. They show up to vote when some mawkish minority group puts up a politically correct candidate, such as Obama, or perhaps next, Clinton. It’s irresistible for Jews, like filings getting pulled to a magnet.

If Iran dropped nuclear bombs on Tel Aviv, and Obama said “Well, the chickens have come home to roost” and the DNC brought in Rafsanjani as guest speaker for their 2016 convention, and he told the Democratic faithful that, quote, “Our work won’t be done until every last Jew has been obliterated, including in the United States”, and every member of the audience cheered and whooped their approval, if all of that happened, still, 80 % of Jewish would then go to the booths and pull the Hillary Clinton lever.

People can debate the “why” all day long, and there are different possible answers. But it is the way it is, and will never, ever, ever change.

cnut on October 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Someone who works for the guy who went AWOL / into hiding while 20 US Embassies throughout the Middle East were attacked, 4 being overrun & 4 Americans murdered, is accusing Netanyahu of ‘political cowardice’?! ROFLOL! Now that’s some funny shi-ite right there!

easyt65 on October 29, 2014 at 2:44 PM

The thing about Obama…is he is an Islamic Extremist Sympathiser.

easyt65 on October 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I guess this is that diplomatic smart power we are always hearing about?

ShadowsPawn on October 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Yeah, part of O’s ‘don’t do stupid sh*t’ doctrine :) looks like ‘s**t is a recurring theme/meme with this admin…

jimver on October 29, 2014 at 5:54 PM

HotAir could have included one more example of Obama’s lack of courage: his continued refusal to authorize a mission to take out Osama bin Laden—to the point where then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta essentially made the decision and forced Obama and Valerie Jarrett to accept it.

Colony14 on October 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

So, my take is that Netanyahu lacks political courage because he won’t go along with Obama’s foolish and suicidal ideas, and that American Jews are upset with Israel because they are being made to feel guilt because they voted for the Jew-hating POS in the oval office and all the Jew-hating Democrats.

Did the American Jewish community not notice that at the Democrat Convention in 2012 they voted against having God and Israel in the platform 3 times? And that the vote was fraudulently overridden by the Chairman?

claudius on October 30, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Obama will be supporting wright/rohani ticket in 2016

Handyman on October 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM