Says president ‘can’t compete’ with ‘smartest leader on the planet’
Middle East expert Dr. Mike Evans is ripping the Obama administration for profanely disparaging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and for constantly misunderstanding who the real troublemakers are in the region.
On Wednesday, an online piece in the Atlantic quoted an unnamed “senior Obama administration official” who labeled Netanyahu as “chickens–t” for only being interested in his own political security rather finding common ground with adversaries in the region.
“The bad thing about him is that he won’t do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians or with the Sunni Arab states,” the unnamed official told the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg. “The only thing he’s interested in is protecting himself from political defeat. He’s not (Yitzhak) Rabin, he’s not (Ariel) Sharon, he’s certainly no (Menachem) Begin. He’s got no guts.”
Evans said there is a great deal of frustration with Netanyahu inside the Obama White House, and the reasons are pretty simple.
“Obama is wanting Netanyahu to surrender leadership to him, and he won’t do that. Those two have never got along,” Evans explained. “This goes back further than Obama. It goes back to the Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton days. I know. I
was there in Washington.
“It’s a problem because of [Netanyahu’s] ideological right leanings. His hero was Ronald Reagan. He’s ideologically right to the core, and this is the heart of the problem,” said Evans, who also asserted Obama knows he cannot match Netanyahu intellectually.
“Netanyahu is a Muhammad Ali in the ring against a Pee-Wee Herman. He’s a heavyweight,” Evans said. “He’s the smartest leader on the planet, IQ-wise. His IQ is 185. He’s absolutely brilliant, one of the most articulate leaders in history. Obama can’t compete with him.”
Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with Middle East expert Dr. Mike Evans here.
In addition to the vastly different political ideologies, Evans said a major frustration for the Obama administration is that Netanyahu simply won’t bow to its demands when it comes to the Palestinian question.