Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Lay off Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

I recently red an article titled, "The U.S. President was ratcheting up the rhetoric and the pressure on Israel to end the fighting in Gaza, and to end it now." It is unbelievable to me that you would not support Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completely.

The United States has one real friend in the middle east and that is Israel. The Israel people have suffered more than any other people on earth. They have, and are doing everything they can to have peace with Palestien and other countries. They only attack Gaza after Hamas fired hundreds of rockets into Israel.

Do you want Israel to just lay back and be raped? Israel has to defend themselves. But it appears, President Obama, that you want Israel to play a game of tag with Hamas.

My view is that there will never be peace in the middle east until either Israel is run into the sea or Israel runs their enemies into the sea. Israel cannot simply do a few days battle and then stop and let Hamas reload. That's insane.

Mr. President why don't you just call for a cease fire by ISIS, or Syria, or Iraq or Lebanon??? I am a Democrat who is disgusted with the way you are treating Israel.

Chester McConnell

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