Jerusalem Post Editor: Obama too Cozy With Syrian Rebels

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 05:17 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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A top editor at the Jerusalem Post says she worries President Barack Obama — now touring Israel — has become too cozy with Syrian rebels.

“He seemed very supportive of the Syrian opposition,’’ Caroline Glick, the Post’s deputy managing editor, told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.’’

“And he didn’t mention the fact that that opposition is predominated by radical Muslims, radical Sunnis — both from the Muslim Brotherhood and from al-Qaida.’’

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Glick said she feels the White House has no “clear strategy’’ in dealing with the Syrian Civil War, which took a major turn for the worse on Tuesday when reports surfaced of chemical weapons being used.

“[That] is a big tragedy and the reason that there’s not a clear path for successful intervention in that war is because there doesn’t seem to be anybody who is in a position to take charge of the country at any time in the foreseeable future who will be anything other than murderous,’’ she said.

Glick said the president is also now dealing with “the wreckage of all of the failures of his first term.’’

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“He hasn’t given any indication that he feels at all contrite or regretful about the things that he did in his first term or that he’s going to have any major course corrections in his second term for his Middle East policies,’’ Glick said.

“And the first indication that we saw of that, aside from interviews that he’s given to the media, was his decision to go ahead and supply Egypt with 20 more F-16 fighters and 200 Abrams tanks.’’

Glick also pointed to tapes of a speech by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in which she said he disparaged Jews and “called for Egyptian families to raise their children to hate Jews.’’

But she noted that as Obama tours the country with Israeli officials, “it’s obvious that both the Israeli government and the White House are making valiant efforts to present everything as smooth sailing between the two governments.’’

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