Friday, February 13, 2009
Helen Thomas challenges Obama
Bush has managed to set the bar so so low....I'm almost "thrilled" that Obama called upon Helen Thomas and didn't simply ignore or simply forget to answer her second question. However, he did NOT answer the second question. He skillfully evaded the obvious truth that any knowledgeable American already knows....yes Israel has Nukes and then he cut her off from asking the all important follow up.
We need more journalists like Helen Thomas in the room so they will continue to push for answers to the tough questions.
Hopefully Helen will keep asking the question until Obama either answers the question or if Obama decides to ignore Helen (ala Bush). I'm hoping he will end up answering the question. Many of us are hoping Obama will rise to the challenge and steer our nation to a more honest discussion that doesn't avoid the elephant in the room.
The bottom line is that Obama will need to confront many issues pertaining Israel if he is going to live up to his promise. I'm hoping that it's a matter of timing and not simply a sign of being tied in to the thinking of the powerful elites good club.