Dershowitz was a supporter of Barack Obama in 2008, but he made clear in his remarks that Obama's policies with regard to Israel, and to the projection of American power abroad, were worrying him. He attacked the President's attachment to international organizations that are virulently anti-Israel, and often anti-Semitic. He cautioned that there was no substitute in the West for American leadership, and argued that America should stand with Israel, as it has for decades.This past week also came news of a shocking claim by Egypt's foreign minister that Obama assured him in a recent one-on-one meeting that he is a Muslim. "According to journalist Avi Lipkin, [Ahmed Aboul] Gheit appeared on Nile TV's "Round Table Show" in January, on which he said that 'he had had a one-on-one meeting with Obama who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and that he was loyal to the Moslem agenda,'" writes Pamela Geller at the American Thinker. Gheit claimed Obama told him he would show the Muslim world what he would do to Israel once he dealt with more pressing domestic issues like health care reform. This shocking claim has gone completely unreported in America's mainstream media. Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama and his campaign supporters attacked anyone who suggested he was a Muslim as a bigot and assured people he was Christian. The church Obama attended in Chicago for many years led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, however, is not like most Christian churches. Wright promoted black theology over basic Christian theology and preached very anti-American views in his sermons. Wright is also a close friend of the Rev. Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam, who lives in Obama's southside neighborhood.
Dershowitz's biggest concern about Obama centered on Iran's nuclear program, and his fear that the US would stand aside, and allow Iran to become a nuclear power. He argued that a containment strategy designed to deter Iran after it became a nuclear power, would not work -- that a regime such as Iran's was fundamentally different from those the United States confronted in the Cold War, opponents who behaved rationally, and wanted to avoid a nuclear war.
Dershowitz said the Iran issue was the single most important issue for which Obama will be judged. If Iran succeeded in becoming a nuclear power, then Obama would be a colossal failure, regardless of any other achievements. Dershowitz hinted that in the future, he would be more open to supporting Republicans, particularly in races, where the Democratic nominees were so far out in left field that they were unable to understand or appreciate any of the strategic realities he had discussed.
Supporters of Israel have been particularly alarmed by Obama's implicit support of the lynch mob-like attack on Israel following its efforts to protect the security of its country when a Gaza aide flotilla approached its shores and its soldiers defended themselves from attackers swinging knives and firing guns at them in the aide boat. Anti-Israeli supporters of the Palestinians used the provocation by those claiming to offer peaceful assistance to Palestinians in Gaza to turn public opinion against Israel. Obama backs a U.N. investigation of the Israeli's actions. "Barack Hussein Obama is now playing the biggest role in the mob psychology of the Middle East, writes James Lewis. "Why? Because he is the authority figure who has given the signal that it's okay to attack Israel. That is why Islamist Turkey, Lebanon, and Iran just announced that they are sending new flotillas to challenge Israel's small coastal navy."
I've said it many times and I will say it again. Barack Hussein Obama is the greatest impostor in American political history. The American voters who put this man in office have no idea who he really is or the people behind his meteoric rise to power. Any biographer looking for insight into who the man is runs into roadblock after roadblock. His autobiographies have been shown to be full of fiction with the second one a likely candidate for being ghost-written by his terrorist pal, Bill Ayers. He has barred access to any of his school records from kindergarten straight through Harvard Law School. It seems doubtful that he registered for the Selective Service System when he was 18. Did he attend schools in the U.S. as an Indonesian citizen or a U.S. citizen? We know Indonesian school records under his adopted name, Barry Soetoro, showed him to be an Indonesian citizen prior to those records being slammed shut from public access. He has reportedly used a social security number issued to a person residing in the state of Connecticut. And now a former Hawaii election's official claims it was common knowledge among people working for the government in Hawaii that no record exists proving Obama's birth in that state. If someone would have told me two years ago that someone of such great mystery could become president, I would have told them they were crazy.