Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Republicans call on Obama to aopologize over hot mic comment on Netanyahu

(Ynet, PolitickerNY, WMBF).Republican Senator John McCain in an interview with Fox Network, slammed the French and American leaders over their derogatory remarks on Netanyahu, saying that while the "French have always been like that" toward Israel, the United States should know better.

"I happen to be a great admirer of Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israel is under more pressure and probably in more danger than they’ve been since the ’67 war and that kind of comment is not only not helpful, but indicative of some of the policies towards Israel that this administration has been part of."

Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm called on the president to apologize for the remarks.

“I find President Obama’s criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu highly offensive and call on him to issue a formal apology on behalf of the American people, Whether the microphones are on or off, the message to our allies in Israel should always remain the same: ‘We stand with you.’”

“President Obama’s comments are disgraceful and inappropriate coming from someone who holds the highest office in the United States, They provide a poor and inaccurate reflection of the American people he was elected to represent, and they must be rescinded.”

Republican hopeful Congresswoman Michele Bachmann congresswoman told the press Obama is showing his lack of commitment to Israel.

Bachmann called on Obama to immediately apologize to Netanyahu and said Obama (backslash)should "demonstrate leadership and demand that the French President Sarkozy do the same."

Bachmann said Obama is putting space between the U.S.-Israeli relationship and allowing Iran time to obtain nuclear weapons.