Mideast, Obama, IRS, press scandal.....
Whilst I was away lots was published about news of the day. happened. Herewith a sampling of some of the very best:
1) MIDEAST. Iran is paving over a key nuclear facility where it is suspected of having conducted nuclear-weapon design tests. After having helped push a major US ally, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, over the cliff in Feb. 2011, President Obama is now more unpopular in Egypt than was President George W. Bush, at 16 percent approval, versus 22 percent for Bush in 2008. Israels saw Arabs fly the Nazi flag. Team Obama's Benghazi military assistance alibi is full of holes; whistleblowers may come forward to destroy their diplomatic narrative as well. Hillary's 10 AM 9/11 phone call with Obama discussed Benghazi, details yet unknown. The latest polls show Benghazi now concerns most voters, with independents matching GOP voter concern.
In Syria the Russians see Obama in retreat, though Obama has ordered contingency military plans for action inside Syria to be drawn up by the Pentagon. As for Tehran, it is all in behind Assad. Pres. Obama fecklessly tries to placate Islamists, in vain hope that they will cease & desist their jihad.
The Palestinians spurned SecState Kerry's offer of $4 billion in aid, the Palestine Authority's top economic adviser stating tartly: "The Palestinian leadership will not offer political concessions in exchange for economic benefits.” What would the Palestinians like to do? As one official considered "moderate" in the West told an interviewer on Lebanese tv last April 30: "I swear that if we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning." (Nor was Economic Man at the heart of the Ayatollah Khomeini's 1979 Islamist theocracy, as then he said: “They think the revolution is all about the price of watermelons. It isn’t.”)