On Thursday, President Barack Obama delivered a speech at the State Department in Washington, D.C. laying out what direction his administration would be pursuing its Middle Eastern policy objectives. One of the highlights coming out of the speech was Obama’s proposal to restore Israel’s borders to those of 1967 with some swaps.
Immediately following that speech, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh offered his thoughts on the speech, declaring that Obama has all but sided with those against Israel.
“The Arab Spring is an uprising of Middle Eastern nations against Israel and they aided and abetted by President Barack Obama of the United States of America,” Limbaugh declared. “That’s what’s going on and that’s what this speech was all about.”
However, more specifically, Limbaugh explained why Obama’s proposal was wrong by offering an analogy to his proposal that Israel and Palestine reinstate the 1967 border agreement.
“What country in its right mind make a deal with such an enemy?” Limbaugh said. “Would we go back to our 1848 borders? Would we give the French areas of the Louisiana Purchase? Would we do this? What kind of president urges a country to destroy itself and submit its people to potential genocide? And that’s what Obama has just done.”
Limbaugh added that there had been some talk Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had considered using what Obama had proposed as a bargaining chip, but that might not be possible anymore.
“Well, if that’s true, he’s lost it because Obama’s just gave it away,” Limbaugh said. “Obama just used it himself – if that was to be a bargaining chip.”