MIXED MESSAGES!  11:28 pm September 7, 2011

Barack Obama Is Now Secret Muslim President of Palestine

by Blair Burke

Maybe Barack Obama’s attitude about 2012 is “Fine, you want this country? Please, help yourself,” because he is moving on – to the Middle East! Where he belongs, according to everybody’s handful of (crazy?) relatives who think Barack Obama is a no good Muslin terrorist. This is why he is totally taking the Palestinians’ side, according to some radio advertisement!

President Barack Obama is an unlikely participant in a Palestinian campaign to drum up support for a bid to win U.N. recognition of their statehood — a diplomatic move opposed by both his administration and Israel.

But as part of an official media campaign begun this week, Palestinians have pulled from the archive some words spoken by Obama during the 2010 U.N. General Assembly, in which he alluded to the prospect of a Palestinian state joining the world body.

“When we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that can lead to a new member of the United Nations, an independent, sovereign state of Palestine living in peace with Israel,” Obama says in his 2010 speech.

Although described by U.S. officials as no more than an expression of hope, the Obama remarks are one factor cited by Palestinians when explaining their push for U.N. membership at this year’s General Assembly, due to convene in a few weeks.

“If he said it, he must have meant it,” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says during a 36-second radio spot.

Oh, those naive Palestinians. America has known for some time that “saying words” and “intending to follow through” are two completely unrelated things. Lost in translation, probably. [Reuters]

 
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nounverb911 September 7, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Needs more truthiness.

TheGyrus September 7, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Although described by U.S. officials as no more than an expression of hope

Well, at least Americans aren't the only ones to have fallen for that old "hope" routine.

nounverb911 September 7, 2011 at 11:38 pm

“When we come back here next year, "
I've been saying that every Passover, and I've still never been to Jerusalem.

LesBontemps September 8, 2011 at 10:47 am

Neither have most Palestinians.

V572 T-Blow September 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm

“If he said it, he must have meant it,” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says during a 36-second radio spot.

Ha ha, Abbas has never met John Kyl.

LibrulEleet September 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm

I'm surprised the last five words of Obama's sentence weren't replaced with an elipsis.

flamingpdog September 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm

The Palestinians feel Obama let them down …

Today, we are ALL Palestinians!

arihaya September 8, 2011 at 12:56 am

need more falafels

flamingpdog September 8, 2011 at 1:01 am

or loofahs.

Dexter Linwood September 8, 2011 at 1:25 am

or spicy hummus. Mmmmm….hummus….

finallyhappy September 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

you know the falafel wars- Israeli are stuffed in pita and Lebanese are wrapped in pita- and Egyptian are made from Fava beans, not chickpeas

arihaya September 8, 2011 at 11:01 am

do Egyptians eat it with Chianti ?

Barb September 7, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Sarah Palin is hoping her PAC is going to buy her a home in Israel, and today the PLO told Israel 'Okay, you can have the land back."

flamingpdog September 7, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I know Sarah's all big on being on-site for the return of Jeebus, but has anyone ever bothered to tell her that brown people live in that neighborhood?

LetUsBray September 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

If she couldn't deal with Hawaii having a bunch of Asian people, seeing the people in that corner of the world would make her plotz, it would.

KenLayIsAlive September 8, 2011 at 9:22 am

She has chu-plotz, that woman.

PrimlyStable September 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

And Muslims, to boot.

Barb September 8, 2011 at 12:05 am

I want to know how tiny Palin's hands really are to be able to milk those lemming followers with such ease.

flamingpdog September 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

I dunno – is there a correlation between hand size and brain size?

Barb September 8, 2011 at 12:31 am

*perk* I just saw a tweet from Joe McGinniss. His book about Palin, "The Rogue" will be out on Sept 20th. I'm sure Palin won't be reading it, even if she could.

He's the perv who Palin described as "Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom….?"

finallyhappy September 8, 2011 at 8:06 am

brown- hell, some of the Ethiopians are really black!

littlebigdaddy September 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Blood libel!

flamingpdog September 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm

"We are reminding (Obama) of what he said in the United Nations in 2010," said Ahmad Zaki ElAreedi, director of Voice of Palestine radio, one of the Palestinian Authority-run institutions broadcasting the campaign.

Hope you guys have better luck than we do reminding Obama of what he said in 2008.

fuflans September 7, 2011 at 11:52 pm

why is this night different than other nights?

AlterNewt September 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Strategy paper for [Any policy]___________

(For internal distribution only)

1. Make concessions
2. Give ground
3. Capitulate
4. Repeat

Crank_Tango September 8, 2011 at 12:28 am

"I have a cunning plan…"

arihaya September 8, 2011 at 12:55 am

as cunning as a fox who has been appointed Professor of Cunning in the Oxford University ?

GhostBuggy September 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

Upfists for you two. Now, let's get this liquor cabinet six inches closer to Berlin!

spinozasgod September 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

I am sure you do Baldrick……

Guppy06 September 8, 2011 at 12:38 am

They think he backpedals now, they should have seen him in '08!

Dexter Linwood September 8, 2011 at 12:43 am

Obama has specifically warned the UN against recognizing Palestine, so this conspiracy theory is way out there.

Dexter Linwood September 8, 2011 at 12:47 am

BTW, they should be glad that Obama isn't their president. He'd have damn-near negotiated back the entire West Bank if he was running things over there. lol

arihaya September 8, 2011 at 12:55 am

oh great,,…

now the Republicans candidates will be scheduled to reaffirm their unlimited support for Israel, and condemn Hummus as a terrorist organization.

MiniMencken September 8, 2011 at 3:11 am

Gosh, I think my pet unicorn just dropped dead. And I don't care how that affects my p-score.

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Just like with all pets, they do require food and water after you buy vote for them, you can't just leave 'em tied up in the yard.

SudsMcKenzie September 8, 2011 at 4:58 am

Silly Abbas, we only mean it when we say we are "about to start bombing".

PubOption September 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Except for Reagan

johnnyzhivago September 8, 2011 at 6:30 am

Since our policy is to keep the Palestinians in poverty, I'd like to know how they have money for a radio commercial?

KenLayIsAlive September 8, 2011 at 9:23 am

it's the Graft.

AJWjr. September 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm

So we really are all Palestinians!

GhostBuggy September 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

"Maybe Barack Obama’s attitude about 2012 is 'Fine, you want this country? Please, help yourself…'”

The other candidates don't want the country, Barry, they want TO DESTROY the country. Important difference.

Also, wait til the Palestinians get a load of Newt "Asking me or any Republican questions about things we said will be punishable by torture" Gingrich.

ttommyunger September 8, 2011 at 11:19 am

It will take more than Barry to help those poor fuckers. God has been overseeing their destruction for over 5,000 years (they were called Philistines then) according to some written accounts. No apparent change in attitude appears to be forthcoming. They did something that just pissed him off. I'm guessing child sacrifice, but what do I know.

Lascauxcaveman September 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Eh, both sides (who'm I kidding here? All the many multiple sides) gave as good as they got over the past 5,000 years in that region. The Jews have only been on top for, what, 60 years? (this time.) When it wasn't foreign invasions, it was internecine fighting all the way down.

Must be something in the water.

ttommyunger September 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm

And really, have you seen that property? Sand, rocks and more fucking sand.

flamingpdog September 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Maybe it's the food – they must like the sand which is there.

ttommyunger September 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

Oh, you ARE a wordsmith! :)

HarryButtle September 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Too much child sacrifice…or not enough?

ttommyunger September 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Well, we don't do that here anymore, or any less.

Guppy06 September 8, 2011 at 12:38 am

The fact that Sarah and Todd like to do it on Piper's bed when she's away.

flamingpdog September 8, 2011 at 12:45 am

I dropped in at the local Borders two days earlier this week to check out the books at 60 to 80 percent off. There were a few Palin books left, but I decided I just couldn't walk out of the store with any of them until they were 100 percent off.

flamingpdog September 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm

T

ttommyunger September 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Harsh! I like it.

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