...oh, and I forgot, his handling of the Israeli and Palestine situation was a tour de force in completely and singular lack of understanding about the situation. He was not even on the same planet. /eyes raise.
So we have got to the stage where Nobel prizes are awarded for 'intention' rather than achievement...oh dearie, dearie me. 'I intend to donate my money to charity, help the homeless and help poor starving children all over the world' - many beauty queen contenders should have been awarded the Nobel Peace prize.
'...oh, and I forgot, his handling of the Israeli and Palestine situation was a tour de force in completely and singular lack of understanding about the situation. He was not even on the same planet.'
The ease with which you dismiss the understanding of the President (and all his advisors?), and accuse him of being out of touch with reality, is breathtaking. You may well be the self-appointed 'sage' of Speaker's Corner, but are we really to assume you are more aware of international politics and solutions than the elected American President? /eyes elevate, lower lip drops!
'The three-way talks, held on Tuesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, yielded no signs of a breakthrough beyond a handshake between Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, before the summit'...OK badegry, comment and award points then.
You don't explain why it was HIS being 'not on this planet' that it seemed only a handshake was achieved? As you well know most diplomatic events are conducted 'under cover' until such time as an agreeable outcome is set to be acheived. The 'situation' between Israel and Palestine has existed over a long period and is not going to be solved at a single meeting - so why accuse Obama of being 'lacking in understanding' and not being on the same planet?
I suggest he will be far more informed about the real situation there than you or I are ever likely to be.