President Obama Sings The Praises Of Deceased Israeli Leader Ariel Sharon

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By Connie K. Grier

President Obama issued a statement in which he expressed his condolences to the people of Israel on the death of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, according to politico.com.  Obama expressed his and Michelle Obama’s sympathies to the family of Sharon, a man who Obama shared “…dedicated his life to the State of Israel…”

According to CNN, Sharon died Saturday after eight years in a coma, at the age of 85.

The Israeli statesman was a national war hero to many Israelis for his leadership, either as a soldier or as a civilian, during every Israeli war.

Vice President Joe Biden, at Sharon’s memorial service, shared that although Sharon was often embroiled in controversy and at times received condemnation for the decisions he made regarding the State of Israel, “he seemed never in doubt”.  Biden also called Sharon “. A complex man…he also lived in complex times and in a complex neighborhood”

Politico.com also shared the President’s words of support for the State of Israel; “We reaffirm our unshakable commitment to Israel’s security and our appreciation for the enduring friendship between our two countries and our two peoples. We continue to strive for lasting peace and security for the people of Israel, including through our commitment to the goal of two states living side-by-side in peace and security.”

The Nation.com described Sharon as a central player in Israeli since the state’s beginning who could be ruthless and used force when necessary. During Sharon’s time as both a soldier and a politician, he never delivered on the promises of peace and security that he made, however that did not stop the people of Israel or others from revering him.

Source: Politico.com

8 Responses to President Obama Sings The Praises Of Deceased Israeli Leader Ariel Sharon

  1. …yet when he was asked in an interview to give a few words on the then passing of Michael Jackson he couldn’t find a decent thing to say about an artist who contributed greatly to the ideal of peace, I also remember that he gave his condelences with regard to the late Walter Cronkite around that time.

    In this instance guess its very clear who the puppet is and who the puppet masters are!

  2. As he should. Ariel Sharon was the BEST when it came to military strategy. Well done.

  3. He was a killer. So was Hitler and the first Europeans who landed in North America. Nothing’s changed.

  4. Ariel Sharon was a mass murderer who disregarded the UN’s Oslo peace accords. What other’s said is right, Obama is a puppet but he is also the most powerful man in the world. If he were principled, he would’ve heeded Mandela’s words “we know too well that our freedoms is incomplete without the freedom of Palestinians.” Apartheid, genocide, viscous racism and xenophobia still exists in Israel and what’s left of Palestine and Ariel Sharon was the architect of expanding the illegal settlements the international community agreed was illegal and inhumane. Obama has presided, supported, and generously funded this apartheid. Shame on him and anyone who supports him unconditionally because he is the first black president (yes its still symbolic) but shame on us if we don’t dare analyze and criticize the facts because we’re too starstruck or whatever. I don’t like to speak ill of the dead but like Noam Chomsky said, we must not take a vow of silence because of it either. pce

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