Thursday, September 30, 2010

Does President Obama Suffer from Hero Syndrome?

Hero Syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The hero syndrome is a phenomenon affecting people who seek heroism or recognition, usually by creating a desperate situation which they can resolve."


It takes alot for me to feel for Netanyahu, 
but is Obama just a little disdainful?

So, does he suffer from this syndrome? After all, he was the one who produced the mess that the peace talks are in right now. He was the one who put the settlements square in the middle of any negotiation. He practically forced Abbas to insist on an extension of the freeze or walk out instead of losing face. And then he pushed it to the fore all over again at the UN, further exacerbating the situation. Now he is scurrying around desperately trying to appease Abbas and bribe Netanyahu with promises. Perhaps he created the situation in the first place in order to be the one to save the day. Go know. Or it may simply be hubris...or naiveté.


Of course, the White House disavows sending a personal appeal full of promises (link below) to Netanyahu:
http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=189785

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/obama-in-personal-appeal-to-netanyahu-extend-settlement-freeze-for-two-months-1.316450

1 comment:

  1. What is the current purpose of the outlying settlements anyway? If they will be abandoned, is there a reason for them, let alone construction that serves as a further provocation that may not be necessary. I hope lack of a continued moratorium does not result in an opportunity lost.

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