MSNBC Host Uygur: Obama Speech 'Leaning Too Much Towards Israel'

May 20th, 2011 8:05 AM

Republicans have responded with widespread opprobrium to President Obama's speech on the Middle East.  Mitt Romney epitomized GOP reaction in saying PBO had "thrown Israel under the bus."

Perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised, but at MSNBC, Obama  was actually criticized last night . . . for not being hard enough on Israel.  Cenk Uygur said "the president's speech was too much leaning towards Israel."

Uygur also disagreed with Obama's disapproval of any attempt by the Palestinians to stage an end-run on a negotiated peace by going to the UN to have their state established.  And for good measure, Cenk accused Israel of the "oppression" of the Palestinians.

View video after the jump.

Watch Uygur attack Obama from the left for not being hard enough on Israel.


BARACK OBAMA: Israel, too, must act boldly to advance of a lasting peace.  The dream of a Jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation.

CENK UYGUR: That also seems incredibly obvious to me, but of course Republicans are also steaming mad about that.  I guess they are for a permanent occupation and oppression of millions of people . . . If anything I think that the president's speech was, you know, too much leaning towards Israel.  Of course Republicans will lose their minds if they hear that.  But that will be fun to watch either way.