The firestorm continues to build over profane anti-Netanyahu remarks attributed to top White House officials, as a number of observers say that “the crisis in U.S.-Israel relations is officially here.”
One Obama official’s shocking insult directed at the Israeli prime minister has been widely reported — Benjamin Netanyahu was called a coward and a “chickensh*t” by the unnamed senior official quoted by a respected foreign relations reporter writing in The Atlantic.
Joining a chorus of Republican voices expressing outrage over the reported remark, Texas Governor Rick Perry has just called for the immediate resignation of the White House official
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A story at timesofisrael.com reveals that many U.S. officials as well as prominent Jewish Democrats have been scrambling to distance themselves from the “chickensh*t” characterization of Netanyahu.
Democrats and administration officials rushed to distance themselves Wednesday from profane anti-Netanyahu remarks attributed to a senior administration official one day earlier – and argued against the conclusion that US-Israel relations were in an unprecedented crisis.
“The relationship is not in crisis,” countered National Security Adviser Susan Rice during a talk on Wednesday afternoon. “The relationship is fundamentally stronger in many respects than it has ever been.”
Susan Rice, of course, has significant credibility problems in the eyes of quite a few Obama critics.
On her Fox News show Wednesday night, Great Van Susteren was highly critical of the “lame” White House response to what could be called the “chickensh*t crisis.” Van Susteren said that President Obama himself “owes Prime Minister Netanyahu an apology.”
You can see Greta’s impassioned “Off the Record” commentary by clicking on the video above.
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