The Middle East and most of the Muslim world are in flames, but the President of the USA will not have time to meet with Netanyahu, nor with the the presidents of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Myanmar, or the king of Jordan at the UN this week: Obama skipping face-to-face meetings at the UN.
Hillary will do it instead.
National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president’s speech to the UN General Assembly next week:
“UNGA always provides an opportunity for the President to put the international situation in context, and to put forward a vision of US leadership. I would certainly expect the President to address the recent unrest in the Muslim world, and the broader context of the democratic transitions in the Arab World.”
“As he has in recent days, the President will make it clear that we reject the views in this video, while also underscoring that violence is never acceptable[.]
Perfectly timed, along with the $75,000 apology ad.
Senate Republicans are furious the Obama administration rebuffed their attempts to learn details of the Benghazi attack, only to give the coveted information to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
But fret not, priorities are priorities, so when he gets to town, Obama will join his wife, Michelle, on the set of ABC’s “The View,” where his appearance in 2010 drew a television audience of roughly 6.5 million people.
Priorities, people, priorities.
And look at the bright side:
That visit to The View (and the huge midtown traffic jams) ought to give the media something to talk about, until they start again wailing about Mitt Romney’s make-up (h/t Riehl World News) and taxes.