Thomas Sowell

Israel is in a desperate situation -- and there is no way that Barack Obama does not know that.

Of all the authors whose books about Barack Obama have flooded the market, Dinesh D'Souza has shown the best grasp of Obama's strange ideological view of the world. Based on that understanding, D'Souza said two years ago: "I predict that even as Iran develops the full capacity to build nuclear weapons, Obama will do little or nothing to stop it."

As for the possibility that Israel will "launch airstrikes to disable the Iranian nuclear facilities," D'Souza said, "I predict the Obama administration will do its best to prevent Israel from taking any such action."

That is what Obama is doing to this very moment. He has even taken the unconscionable step of revealing to the world Israel's secret arrangements with Azerbaijan to provide a refueling place for its planes going to or returning from an airstrike on Iran.

Dinesh D'Souza has no crystal ball. But you don't need a crystal ball to predict Barack Obama's hostile attitude toward Israel, despite all of Obama's lofty words saying the opposite.

All you need to know is the man's ideological history and the long line of ideologues who have helped him shape that ideology. These include Professor Edward Said, spokesman for Palestinian terrorists, under whom Obama studied at Columbia University.

The question of Jerusalem at the Democrats' convention threatened to open a can of worms that Barack Obama cannot afford to have opened, least of all in an election year.


Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of The Housing Boom and Bust.

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