Mark Steyn, columnist and author of “The Undocumented Mark Steyn,” argued that “everybody” in the Middle East “despises” President Obama on Thursday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
“Everybody in that region despises this president. And I don’t use that word lightly, I mean it. Rubio touched on some of the phone calls that Obama placed to that Muslim Brotherhood guy and all the rest of it. General Sisi, whose taken over in Egypt, despises this president. The House of Saud despised this president. King Abdullah in Jordan despises this president. What remains of the Libyan government despises — that had to flee, that had to flee the capital, despises this president. And now, the very last remaining little sliver of turf in the region, Obama is doing his best to ensure total regional contempt from Morocco, all the way over to Pakistan, absolute contempt for this president” he said.
Steyn added, “Obama and the administration made it clear that they wanted Netanyahu to lose this election, to the extent that apparently my and your taxpayer dollars were spent on some organization that wanted anybody but Netanyahu to win. He picked the wrong fight. And as a result, Netanyahu not just won the — did not just win the election, but he emerged stronger. When you stand up to the so-called global superpower, and you whip them, you emerge stronger. That’s the same position ISIS is in since Obama decided to bomb them in a desultory and ineffective fashion.”
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