On top of that there is no love lost between Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu. In fact, Obama did his best to make sure Bibi Netanyahu lost the recent election (he failed). So why is Obama making a 10-12 hour plane ride to visit a country he has little respect for and a Prime Minster who he dislikes.
As I usually do with perplexing questions such as this, I sent my Cousin Ben the Spy (his mother wanted him to go to law school, but that is a story for a different day), to find out the real reason Obama was visiting the holy land. Ben was the perfect man for the job. When he was in college, he spent his summers on a rig in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea drilling for extra virgin olive oil (which he tells me you get from UGLY trees).
I asked Ben to sneak into the White House and find out why Obama felt the need to visit Israel now. To get unrestricted access to the White House, Ben disguised himself as a the officer of the AFL-CIO who's responsibility was to recruit illegal aliens into the union and it was there he was able to meet and question the president's number one adviser (TOTUS).
I just just got off the phone with Cousin Ben the spy and he came back with the information (he also came back with a pair of Michelle Obama's underwear-- but I promise to talk to him about that later). Below is the list of reasons Obama is going to Israel that Cousin Ben brought back from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Reasons I am sending Obama To Israel
- Cheap Gifts-Daughter Sasha is approaching her 12th birthday and has 10 Bar/Bat Mitzvahs to go to in the next year.
- Passover begins the evening of March 25th, its obvious that Obama wants to pick up some good Kosher for Passover desserts for the annual White House Passover Seder.
- Chuck Hagel doesn't want to go. As part of accepting the Secretary of Defense position, Chuck Hagel made Obama promise he wouldn't have to visit Israel (apparently he is intimidated by Jews).
- It worked for Egypt. Soon after he was elected the first time, Obama went to Egypt. Three years after the Egyptian government was overthrown and a Islamist (Muslim Brotherhood) government took-over. Obama hopes his visit will do the same to the Jewish State.
- His Annual Check-up. Even Obama's health costs have gone up because of Obamacare, he is hoping he can get a physical more cheaply in a country with so many Jewish Doctors.
- The Flotus Wants to go Shopping. Apparently Michelle Obama is tired of shopping in Europe, Brazil and other places she has traveled [with or without the POTUS]. She plans to take some friends and shop.
Oh wait...Never mind.
- CPAC. The Annual gathering of conservatives in Washington D.C., CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Conference) is mid-March. Obama believes conservatives have cooties (which is why he never negotiates with them), and wants to be out of town so he doesn't catch anything.
- Bad Back. The President's back has been bothering him and he can't bow as he had done with so many other leaders. There is no way he would bow to an Israeli leader.
- To Scold Bar Rafaeli. It's no coincidence the announcement was made right after the Super Bowl. The president wanted to meet the Israeli super-model directly and tell her that Go Daddy commercial where she kisses the nerd was GROSS!
WOW! Ben really did it this time. I can't believe he was able to sneak into the White House and extract all this information. By the way, Ben's contact, Mr TOTUS added that there might be other reasons, but these are the ones he discussed directly with Obama.