I have words for the utterly insensitive, patriarchal, colonialist disrespect in this:
At the Iftar dinner, Obama launched into a defense of Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip
No matter your perspective of the situation over there, it is unfathomably rude and a display of the extreme dominant bullying to do this at a sacred meal. To invite guests into your home for the supposed purpose of honoring and respecting their religious traditions only to tell them that you support the in-process, indiscriminate assault on their people. It's like leading lambs to slaughter.
Where is basic decency?
But the event demoralized those who insisted that their presence might sway the president on his foreign policy. With his remarks, Obama validated critics of the ceremony while embarrassing attendees who argued against the boycott calls.I have lost any respect for this man.