Earlier today, the White House announced President Barack Obama and his one-time rival, Mitt Romney, would be sitting down for a bite to eat tomorrow, but outside of the event being scheduled no additional information was provided. Various journalists, naturally, weren’t satisfied and attempted to score more details from Mr. Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney. They mostly did not succeed.
Congressman Bob Turner may be on his way out of Washington, but he is still a sharp critic of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy when it comes to the Middle-East. The latest issue at hand? President Barack Obama reportedly declining to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this month, which Mr. Turner said shows “a true lack of leadership.”
“Less than a year has passed since President Obama made disparaging remarks about ‘having to deal’ with Prime Minister Netanyahu,” Mr. Turner said in a statement earlier today. “His decision to turn down Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meeting request shows just how much of an inconvenience it really is for the President. If the President truly ‘has Israel’s back’ he would make it his first priority to meet with our friends.”