UPDATE: I'm leaving this post up even though the White House has released a statement from President Obama congratulating Israel on its Anniversary...but from what I can tell, the release by the White House came about 6:00 p.m. today - the only domestic report of it I can find is here from Politico. 6 pm today. I'm not sure what is worse - not sending congratulations or waiting til it is actually THE DAY AFTER IN ISRAEL.
Let me make this perfectly clear. There is a "breaking news" report up at The Jerusalem Post that posts Obama's message of congratulations to Israel. That report at The Jerusalem Post is time stamped: 20/04/2010 02:18 What that means is that the White House released this message from Obama so late tonight that it was received in Israel at 2:00 in the morning OF THE NEXT DAY. Israel's Independence Day is 4/19 - Obama congratulated them on 4/20.
Here's what Clinton said, from the report at Haaretz:
"The United States will continue to stand with you, sharing your risks and helping shoulder your burdens, as we face the future together," the U.S. secretary of State added. Clinton also stressed what she called her "deep personal commitment to Israel," one she claimed to have shared with U.S. President Barack Obama, adding that Washington would "not waver in protecting Israel's security and promoting Israel's future." "That is why pursuing peace and recognized borders for Israel is one of our top priorities," Clinton said, adding that she believed it was "possible - indeed necessary - to achieve a comprehensive peace in the Middle East that provides Israelis, Palestinians, and all the people of the region security, prosperity, and the opportunity to live up to their full God-given potential."
Now, you will see in the quote above, I bolded the words "recognized borders" that Clinton used in her message ...get that zinger to the Israelis? Not only doesn't the President of the United States of America NOT extend a personal congratulations to Israel on this day but his 3rd string puppet, Hillary Clinton, takes this celebratory occassion to reinforce the fact that she and Obama want Israel confined to a tight little box of land that she and her muslim appeasing President approve of. Disgusting.
By the way, I want to mention the following headlines from Obama's Presidency so far:
1. Obama congratulates Iran on New Year
2. The President's Message to the Iranian People
3. Obama Sends Message To Muslims From Cairo
4. Obama Sends Out Message to Muslims for Ramadan
Isn't that interesting. Barack Hussein Obama hasn't missed any opportunities to send congratulations and messages off to the Muslim world since he became President, but on the day that Israel celebrates an Independence Day that is probably the most dramatic in human history, he's got a sock in his mouth.
What a disgusting display by the President of the United States of America.