Syndicated columnist, author, and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer told Megyn Kelly on Thursday night’s The Kelly File that President Barack Obama is jeopardizing the relationship between the U.S. and Israel. Krauthammer added that the president is “actively trying to change the regime” in Israel. Ms. Kelly asked Dr. Krauthammer why Obama is so disrespectful towards Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The one strongest ally we have in this region is Israel. Obviously, Jordan’s another one; but Israel’s the strongest ally to the United States and the strongest militarily. And yet with respect to that ally, it seems to be acrimony and confrontation and poking the bear and affronts to Benjamin Netanyahu. Why?
Krauthammer responded that Obama is deliberately trying to humiliate and insult Netanyahu.
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Well, what do you think I am, a psychiatrist? I can’t quite work that one out. But I will point out that Barack Obama has foresworn regime change in the region. Remember when we had the Iranian revolution under Obama’s watch in 2009? Well, there was a chance to get rid of the most anti-American regime in the region. He didn’t lift a finger, even rhetorically. No regime change. He said that’s Bush stuff. That is not, except in one place. The one place he’s actively trying to change the regime is in Israel. He’s doing everything he can to outmaneuver, to humiliate, to insult, to give the back of the hand to Bibi Netanyahu, knowing that for any Israeli Prime Minister, jeopardizing the U.S.-Israeli relationship could be fatal at the polls; and that’s exactly what Obama is doing.
h/t: Daily Caller