Obama puts foot in mouth

An incredulous double standard.

During a question period at the White House last Monday with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama said:

I think the world is largely united in recognizing that the steps Russia Israel has taken are a violation of Ukraine’s Palestine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity; a violation of international law. My dream is to be able to see the Ukrainian Palestinian people determine their own destiny. What cannot be done is for RussiaIsrael, with impunity, to put its soldiers on the ground and violate basic principles that are recognized around the world. I think the strong condemnation that it has received from countries around the world indicates the degree to which Russia Israel is on the wrong side of history on this.

The unavoidable irony of the situation was lost on everyone.