BY GAREN YEGPARIAN
What do Presidents Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Armenian Genocide denier Abraham Foxman have in common? They’re all liars, it’s seems. But they’re also involved in the latest “open mic” scandal, when reporters heard the two presidents speaking over a system meant for interpretation that they didn’t realize was still live.
It seems Sarkozy, while speaking to Obama, called Netanyahu a liar (LA Times, November 9, p.A3, “Sarkozy calls Israel’s leader a liar”) Now, I can’t vouch for the veracity of that pronouncement, but let’s assume it’s true, just to keep our quartet together.
You certainly know Obama’s a liar. He promised to properly characterize the Armenian Genocide as such, and has reneged thrice, on each of the April 24ths he has been in office.
Sarkozy ran on the promise to support passage of a law forbidding denial of the Armenian Genocide, then changed his tune once in office.
And of course, good old dishonest Abe of the Anti-Defamation League and his “tantamount to genocide” comment, which is genocide denial, which is lying, is a past master at the art of deceipt.
Here’s what’s funny. Liar Obama complains to Liar Sarkozy that he was disappointed at not being alerted of France’s intent to vote for Palestinian membership in UNESCO. This was after Liar Sarkozy complained about Liar Netanyahu being, well, a liar. We don’t know if there was any contact between Liar Netanyahu and Liar Foxman about this matter, though it’s entirely possible. But, Liar Foxman took it upon himself to express deep sadness and disappointment about Liars Obama and Sarkozy’s exchange about Liar Netanyahu. And, we have a liars’ loop!
Can’t these liars all just lie (or would that be lay?) in their bed of deceit together and get along? After all, they are, all four, playing on the same cheating team of duplicitous shame.
Contact whichever one (or more) of these liars you want, and tell them what you think of their ways.
Note: Please excuse the error that crept into my previous piece whereby I identified Al-Bashir as Somalia’s, rather than Sudan’s, president.