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Fury Over Obama’s Atlantic Interview Continues

The clamor surrounding Obama’s interview with Jeffrey Goldberg continues. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), took the "constant sore"

Jul 31, 2020
The clamor surrounding Obama’s interviewwith Jeffrey Goldberg continues. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), took the "constant sore" remarks and ran with it late yesterday, issuing this statement, per ABCnews.
‘Israel is a critical American ally and a beacon of democracy in the Middle East, not a ‘constant sore’ as Barack Obama claims,’ Boehner said. ‘Obama’s latest remark, and his commitment to ‘opening a dialogue’ with sponsors of terrorism, echoes past statements by Jimmy Carter who once called Israel an ‘apartheid state.’’
As ABC points out, this doesn’t quite mesh with the interview since Obama directly dismisses Carter’s "apartheid" statement.
Boehner’s remarks angered Golberg, who this morning responded on his blogblasting the minority leader. Golberg says that Boehner must have simply not read the entire interview, since "Obama expressed – in twelve different ways – his support for Israel to me." He adds these choice words:
Boehner’s statement [is] mendacious, duplicitous, gross, and comically refutable. So Mr. Boehner, do the right thing, and correct the record. I’ll be happy to post the correction right here.
Strong words, to be sure. Don’t count on Boehner responding to this, but it will be interesting to see how this continues to play out. Stay tuned.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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