Twitter’s latest crop of political pundits and Middle East experts took the internet by storm during the final Presidential debate of 2012. The “Foreign Policy Debate,” as it was largely mischaracterized, was essentially a boast fest with both Presidential candidates vying over who has and who will give more of their shoulder for Israel to rest its head on.
But even amidst such absolutist pro-Israel fervor, our experts have fallen under the illusion that Israel does not have a friend in the United States. It’s as if the billions of U.S. tax dollars handed to Israel’s military is not support enough. Or the exclusive Israel-customized F-35 fighter jets Obama sold at a bargain to Israel just after repurposing over $55 million on “resettlement” projects to help Jews move to Israel — that is what being a bad friend and an even worse ally is all about, ladies and gentlemen.
So here’s what they had to say.
How are we helping Israel? It seems like they need our help and we're just looking the other way. #Debate—
Greg Gottfried (@gott31) October 23, 2012
Yes Obama, Israel is an ALLY. Ally means friend. #debate—
Elisha =^_^= (@Part_Deux) October 23, 2012
I will stand with Israel if they are attacked. But I won't leave The View to meet with Netanyahu. President is disengenious. #debate—
Kathie Barstnar (@KBarstnar) October 23, 2012
Scott Miller ☮ (@ScottSellsFL) October 23, 2012
I'm waiting for one of these guys to show us their circumcision. Go Israel! #debate—
Jeff Kase (@KaseJJ) October 23, 2012
Todd Schnitt (@toddschnitt) October 23, 2012
Sardine Pundit (@SardinePundit) October 23, 2012
Meir Javedanfar (@Meir_J) October 23, 2012
Sherry (@SHilderbrand) October 23, 2012
Terry InTheHills (@UpInTheHills) October 23, 2012
Memo to Romney and GOP: President Bush never visited Israel in its first term. #debate—
Perrspectives Blog (@Perrspectives) October 23, 2012
Obama's dropped "our ally Israel" 4-5 times already in heavily Jewish Boca Raton FL. Romney, an Israel hawk all campaign, hasn't mentioned.—
Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) October 23, 2012
Jill Sitton (@jillsitton) October 23, 2012
Did Romney roll his eyes when Obama mentioned Israel being our stronger ally before? #finaldebate—
Christine Heeren (@thrillcats) October 23, 2012
It sounded like it actually pained Romney to refer to Israel as our ally. #debate2012—
Just Heather (@iaskedalice) October 23, 2012
Basically, the U.S. turned on Israel and now we must depend on Romney to make that right again, is what they’re saying.