Rich Galen

For storming our Embassy. Over a movie that may not exist.

Remember we are propping up the Islamist government of Egypt to the tune of $1.5 billion per year.

Granted, that is about half of the foreign aid we provide Israel, but Israelis are not storming the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv (it is not in Jerusalem) demanding that Obama meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

While Obama was apologizing to Egyptian rioters for allowing unknown people to produce an unseen movie, he was simultaneously refusing to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister later this month.

This, from Reuters:

"In a highly unusual rebuff to a close ally, the White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama would not meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a U.S. visit later this month, as tensions escalated over how to deal with Iran's nuclear program."

Even though everyone believes this election is going to be about the economy, a few more boneheaded days like yesterday might well make Obama's inept handling of foreign policy a major issue.

If I have hurt your feelings … I'm so sorry.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at