By Wyatt Earp | June 13, 2011
Remember last month’s meeting between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? It was the one where Bibi slapped down Obama’s idea to return Israel to its pre-1967 borders. Apparently, the president – already not a fan of Israel – exploded when Netanyahu put him in his place.
They say a picture – like the one above – is worth a thousand words. Sometimes, a few shouted obscenities are worth much more.
Shortly after the photo-op meeting and “working lunch” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the one that saw President Obama openly chastised by the Prime Minister for Obama’s earlier public comments regarding wanting to see Israel return to its 1967 borders, the president verbally “went off” on Richard Daley in the private study area that adjoins the Oval Office. President Obama’s verbal attack was clearly heard by numerous staff up and down the West Wing hallways.
The essence of the president’s rage and embarrassment can best be summed up with him yelling out very loudly, “What the f-ck was that!?” That phrase was apparently repeated a number of times in the span of about five minutes, a time period in which Obama’s voice became “louder and louder” and culminating in Obama exclaiming, “Never again! Do you understand me? Never again!” Any response by Bill Daley back to the president was not overheard.
In the past, I have referred to this president as a petulant child. It’s good to know he can throw a tantrum like one. 2012 cannot come here soon enough.