Okay, he didn’t say it in so many words, but that’s the gist:
During the interview Wednesday, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.”
Oh geez, like there’s no rational reason for Israelis to be suspicious of President Obama. In one month last year, Israeli opinion of whether Obama was friendly to Israel dropped from 31% to 6%. Did he change his name that month?
Moreover, Obama seems to have forgotten that Israel signed a peace treaty with a certain King Hussein of Jordan. It’s not the name; it’s the policies.
(Via the Corner.)