King Abullah II of Jordan
Amanpour: holy crap now Mitch Daniels won’t
run for President - will this nightmare of GOP non-candidates never end??
Audience: so sad
Amanpour: Obama set off a firestorm of criticism
by saying peace should be based on Israel borders before 1967
Huckabee: Obama proved he hates America
because he betrayed Israel
Amanpour: Bibi demanded that Obama
endorse the settlements
Amanpour: Israelis suspect Obama may be
more loyal to America than to their country
Amanpour: but Obama bashed efforts
to delegitimize Israel
Audience: wow he’s pissing everyone off
Amanpour: George Mitchell does Obama
want to destroy Israel?
Mitchell: no he wants Israel to swap control
of land for security - hell Ehud Olmert endorsed the same plan
Amanpour: then why did Bibi freak out
and smash the White House china
Mitchell: because Palestinians want the
UN to recognize their statehood
Amanpour: can there ever be peace between
the Palestinians and Israel?
Mitchell: hell no - that’s why I quit
Amanpour: Obama wants the settlements stopped and the Arab states to be nice to Israel
Mitchell: Obama wants both sides to give a little and neither side wants to so nothing will ever get done
Amanpour: you’re so much fun to have on
Amanpour: Did the White House know his opponents would act like he wants to destroy Israel?
Tapper: the President is used to people saying he hates America and now they think he hates Israel too
Miller: Bibi took Obama’s speech to mean
he wants Israel to commit suicide
Amanpour: Bibi and Obama don’t
like each other
Tapper: he lecutured the President in front of everyone in the Oval Office - bin Laden and Trump crossed Obama and look what happened to them
Miller: Bibi is very confident that
the peace process is dead
Amanpour: even American friends of
Israel think Bibi is acting like an asshole
Tapper: Bibi is worried that Obama
gave up a key Israel negotiating position
Miller: Israel is worried Obama might
actually make a real peace proposal
Miller: the Arab world is blossoming in democracy -
now is just not the right time to propose peace
Tapper: Hamas is a terror organization
and a key player
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Amanpour: King Abdullah what is going on
in the Middle East
Abdullah: it’s a fun time all around
Amanpour: is it a call for freedom?
Abdullah: people really want money and jobs
Amanpour: what about democracy?
Abdullah: guess what - Jordan is having elections!
Amanpour: Americans are scared of democracy in the Middle East and Wisconsin
Abdullah: people in the Middle East only hate America because of the Palestinian problem
Amanpour: you don’t like Netanyahu
Abdullah: he’s a colossal dick
Amanpour: will there be another war
in the Middle East ?
Abdullah: probably - we have one
every 18 months
Amanpour: Hamas are terrorists so we
can’t have negotiations
Abdullah: I wish the Israelis would pick
a position and bloody well stick to it!
Amanpour: oh my
Abdullah: Hamas is not in the Palestinian government - Israel needs to have courage!
Amanpour: How is Bashar al-Assad’s reform movement going
Abdullah: not well Christiane
Amanpour: is Bashar even in charge of
Abdullah: he updated his Facebook status to “still President”
Amanpour: well that’s good
Abdullah: once a week I meet with the
unwashed masses in the river Jordan
Amanpour: people say your wife is the
Marie Antoinette of Jordan
Abdullah: that’s just an attempt to
destabilize my government
Amanpour: can she pick her own ministers
Abdullah: this has got to stop -
it’s destroying Jordan!
Amanpour: you were Oprah’s final guest -
what is she like?
Abdullah: no that was Michael Jordan
Amanpour: I am sorry about that
Abdullah: so am I