Barack Obama’s decision to have the United States abstain from vetoing the United Nations’ anti-Israel resolution has led to widespread outrage and condemnation. But Mike Huckabee in particular had some brutal words for Obama… this is going to hurt!
Huckabee began by saying, “This is about right and wrong. This is about evil [and] good. This is such a clear-cut issue. And I am just beyond, in a seething rage, over what this administration has done in its last days.”
“The U.S. had an abstained vote. That is silence, and that is agreeing with the idiotic, dangerous and disturbing position that the UN took based on a resolution from four nations,” he continued. “I mean, have some just common decency. If you’re gonna do this, do it upfront, but to do it in such a cowardly way just as you’re leaving office basically to say to the world here’s one more for you, good luck with it.”
Of course, this move is in keeping with Obama’s overall policy towards Israel over the last eight years. Rather than treat Israel as the ally that they are — our strongest ally in the Middle East, and the only democratic country there as well — he has alienated them and sought to weaken them at every turn. That Obama has argued that Israel shouldn’t defend itself against Palestinian attacks was another issue that Huckabee criticized him on.
“First of all the policy we’ve had is boneheaded,” Huckabee pointed out. It’s a ridiculous policy that we don’t apply to any other nation on earth to tell them that if someone attacks you, and you attack back, and defend your country and you end up getting more land – but you are supposed to give that up and let your enemies get even closer to you, you know that’s absurd.”
“The two-state solution is no solution, it’s never gonna work and I know it’s been our policy … and the fact is the Palestinians have no intention of ever coming to a peace accord,” he concluded.