Friday, May 20, 2011

Netanyahu - The New Churchill

(Craig Crawford-cqrollcall).As a History Channel buff, watching Benjamin Nentanyahu go off today in the Oval Office, I was reminded of Winston Churchill's passion. These photo-op rituals are usually about as meaningful as small talk at an office Christmas party -- a protocol that President Obama certainly followed in the first 8 minutes of this video. But instead the Israeli Prime Minister used the occasion to make an eloquent case for his peoples' cause, speaking directly to Obama instead of the usual pontificating to cameras. And the President did not seem a bit happy about it, abruptly dismissing the cameras at the end of the session.