Obama Admits He Made the Call to Abstain from Anti-Israel UN Resolution
It's really best he just admit it. Israel has the goods on him, and has promised to release the information to Trump as soon as he becomes President.
President Barack Obama told “60 Minutes” that he made the call for the U.S. to abstain from a vote on a U.N. Security councilresolution condemning Israeli settlements, allowing the resolution to pass, and that doing so didn’t fray relations between the two countries.
The move caused a major fallout between the United States and Israel, a notion Obama demurred while speaking to Steve Kroft in an interview that aired Sunday.
“I don’t think it caused a major rupture in relations between the United States and Israel. If you’re saying that [Israeli] Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu got fired up, he’s been fired up repeatedly during the course of my presidency, around the Iran deal and around our consistent objection to settlements. So that part of it wasn’t new,” Obama said in his final interview as president.
“And despite all the noise and hullabaloo, military cooperation, intelligence cooperation, all of that has continued,” he said.
“We have defended them consistently in every imaginable way. But I also believe that both for our national interests and Israel’s national interests that allowing an ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians that could get worse and worse over time is a problem. And that settlements contribute. They’re not the sole reason for it, but they’re a contributing factor to the inability to solve that problem.”Of course, he still hasn't admitted his role in the creation of the UN resolution in the first place.
But this admission is a step in that direction, so that when the info from Israel is released (as I am quite sure Trump will do), the whole thing won't seem quite as bad.
BUT IT IS.