People in Gaza have died and Obama calls the murderer.
Of course. Who thought the US would be any different on its "Middle East" policy? Obama calls the war crime kingpin and his cabal of Arab comrades in arms. Seeking to confirm "their continued cooperation and leadership." Not only are these 4 "leaders" completely discredited in the Arab world, Abbas is not even accepted as a leader of the Palestinians, not in the West Bank--where his term expired this month--but especially as he is seen as a collaborator in the deaths of the people of Gaza and was refused a place at the Kuwaiti meeting.
Further, Obama wants to work towards stopping the smuggling of arms to defend the people of Gaza! He has his eyes on backwards and his brain upside down. He has to work on stopping the belligerence of Israel and his nation has to STOP ARMING Israeli state terrorism. The Palestinians, the Palestinians living in Gaza, and the critical masses of the Arab world knew/know Obama was/is more of the ugly same. If, according to Israel and the US, Israel does not occupy their version of Palestine--Gaza and West Bank--then, is not each nation entitled to a defense force? to arm itself? to protect itself? Or is this a double standard? Are Palestinians not allowed to arm themselves against military aggression by other nations--like Israel? Should Palestinians be slaughtered again and again so that the US and other liberal democracies can re-build them? I'm left reeling.
"Obama called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Jordan's King Abdullah and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
"He used this opportunity on his first day in office to communicate his commitment to active engagement in pursuit of Arab-Israeli peace from the beginning of his term, and to express his hope for their continued cooperation and leadership," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. [my emphasis]
Gibbs said Obama "emphasized his determination to work to help consolidate the cease-fire by establishing an effective anti-smuggling regime to prevent Hamas from rearming," and by working with Palestinian leadership to help create a "a major reconstruction effort for Palestinians in Gaza."