After several Republican candidates accused President Obama of being soft on his support for Israel and “appeasing” other countries in the Middle East, the President had a few words for them: Ask Osama bin Laden about that.

Accusing the President of appeasement harkens back to World War II when many European governments wanted to avoid war with Nazi Germany allowing Hitler to capture and kill millions of Jews. Essentially, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are accusing President Obama of being soft on terrorism and allowing nations hostle to Israel to grow. But if the deaths of Osama bin Laden and many of al Queda’s top leaders are any indication, that is an argument Republicans just won’t win.

The President’s confident remarks signals a shift in his tone. Lately, he’s been letting his contempt for Congress’ gridlock and failure to pass legislation that aids the economy. Just yesterday, a bill that would have extended a payroll-tax cut failed to pass in the Senate. And if a deal is not passed before the end of the year,  employees could see a $1000 decrease in their pay next year.

Many pundits have said that the President has his campaign ‘swagger’ back, and is finally ready to fight for the policies he believes in. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this latest round of political arguments plays out, but I’m giving this one to Mr. Obama.

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  • Mimi

    I think Obama will definitely come out swinging more during this campaign because he’s more seasoned now than when he ran the first time. And the fact that anyone thinks he’s soft on terrorism is laughable. Barack has been killing terrorists left and right so they better come up with something else to talk about.

  • Jas

    That would be World War 2…

    • Liz

      Thank you…
      Clutch…WWI was Franz Ferdinand and them and WWII was Hitler.

    • Thanks for keeping me on my toes. Left off the other “I” by mistake.


  • Cantarah

    That’s a damn good response.

    Unfortunately, Obama didn’t see the writing on the wall ion regards to Israel until several years into his term and even now he still sometimes seems to make the mistake of expecting the virulently pro-Israel lobbies and pundits to be swayed by facts. Bottom line is that he has given Israel they could possibly have wanted, he upped military cooperation with them to a new precedent, gave them bunker buster bombs not even George W. would give them, upped how much aid we give them a year to 3.5 billion a year plus even more extras including 250 million for their Iron Dome system, goes to the U.N. and votes against our own nation’s several decades long policy on settlements the way Israel wants him to, and the list goes on. And none of it will ever be enough because he’s brown and his middle name is Hussein.