|Obama Campaign Schedule Puts Diplomacy in Peril|
|by Tom McGregor||Tue, Sep 11, 2012, 06:20 PM|
Although President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, his busy $1 billion re-election schedule, in which he hugs pizza shop owners, has placed world peace in grave danger.
Obama was absent at the APEC Summit 2012 in Vladivostok, Russia last week as tensions over territorial disputes in Asia have heightened to dangerous levels. He even cancelled a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that could have resolved the Middle East crisis.
According to Fox News, “the White House has turned down an offer by Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with President Obama later this month, U.S. and Israeli officials confirmed to Fox News.”
The White House even told Israel that it believed Obama’s campaign schedule took precedence over a meeting with Israeli officials. The incident occurs amid a heightened alert over Iran’s nuclear program and the strong possibility that Israel may soon launch a pre-emptive military strike on Iran.
As reported by Fox News, “sources said Netanyahu, though he plans to be in New York City during his brief stay, was offering to travel to D.C. to make the meeting happen. However, the White House apparently said Obama’s tight schedule – the president is in the middle of a feverish campaign run – would make a meeting difficult.”
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