What Obama Forgets, And What He Remembers

Despite Prime Minister Netanyahu’s clear statements that his position on a two-state solution has not changed, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said last Thursday that she just “can’t forget” comments that Netanyahu made before the elections (nor is she willing to take those statements in the proper context). White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reinforced Psaki’s view on Monday while speaking to — who else — the Soros-funded lobby group JStreet. McDonough said that “we cannot simply pretend that these comments were never made.” Although the administration appeared to accept that Netanyahu apologized for his comments about Arab voters, the State Department still continues to maintain that “it’s going to be hard to find a path where people are seriously believing, when it comes to negotiations, that those are possible.”

Last week I noted some comments that US President Barack Obama made during his own campaign that he seems to have forgotten about. Since the US President still refuses to get over his “temper tantrum” with respect to Netanyahu’s comments about Palestinian statehood, I thought it might also be fun to take a look at some statements made by some of Obama’s best buddies that he doesn’t seem to remember all that well.

Obama and Abbas best buds

US President Obama with PA President Abbas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas:

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:

  • In October of 2013, discussing the commitments Iran made to suspend nuclear development under the October 2003 Tehran Declaration, Rouhani declared, “we did not let that happen!
  • In May of 2013 he said “Saying ‘Death to America‘ is easy. We need to express ‘Death to America’ with action. Saying it is easy.”
Pussy Riot band members behind bars

Pussy Riot band members behind bars

Russian President Vladimir Putin:

And of course Obama’s BFF, The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

I’m quite sure this list is not exhaustive.

If Obama won’t let Netanyahu’s comment go, it’s really worth asking why (hint: he might find the answer in here).



A Zionist in exile, Mirabelle has, in past lives, been a lawyer, a skier, and a chef. Outside of Israel, her favorite place in the world is Sun Valley, Idaho.

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