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-- in just the last hour the White House announced the president will speak to a key Israeli lobbying group.
Just a day before he has an important meeting.
With Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Their relationship has long been considered our rocky one.
In September 2009 President Obama told the UN general assembly he does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements that was controversial.
The following march the president reportedly walked out of a meeting with Netanyahu.
At the White House that caused quite a stir.
Then just a couple of months ago President Obama and the French president -- -- Sarkozy.
Were overheard on an open Mike.
Discussing the Israeli prime minister.
In unflattering terms Sarkozy suggesting Netanyahu is a liar -- President Obama not disputing that saying I have to deal with them every day.
The relationship between these two men Obama and and Netanyahu very different.
From the one that a former president President Reagan had -- other key ally.
Britain's prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Thatcher once were called at Reagan.
It's called him I should say the second most important man.
In her life -- that relationship was key to negotiating some important things between the two countries.
Michael Reagan is a political consultant and chairman of the -- -- he joins us now.
That was a true friendship between our former president your dad and Margaret Thatcher and true friendship can help.
In times that are top -- we're seeing now.
With Israel and and what's happening with its plan with with respect to Iran and how the United States feels about it.
-- it helps to have good friends out there in the world that we live in my father and Margaret Thatcher.
You know Britain and United States -- for.
Ever you know really solidified that friendship because they have so much to accomplish together what was going on the world with what was going over the Soviet Union -- Cold War.
And all of that what have you.
They needed to be able to bond to be able to work together to help bring down the Berlin Wall helped -- It -- the Cold War and what have you MiFi other one thing he wasn't worried about negatives wasn't worried about who got the credit.
There's too many people today worry about who's getting the credit because of that we get nothing done.
Eat eat eat that we talk a little bit in the introduction about the history between.
President Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu they talked about this visit that Netanyahu made to the White House it was may have 2010.
In which the president who was said to have walked out of the meeting in which the Israeli delegation was said to have left the White House because they were concerned they'd be eavesdropped upon.
It in which there was a -- but they said it by the president of Netanyahu.
After you know repeated tensions between the two men.
Yeah is this the fault.
Of President Obama or is this the fault of Netanyahu.
Who was not deferential enough to not just an American president but to -- United States of America and given how important will -- -- I think the president I think I think this president really has trouble.
With Israel or any one of our allies because he keeps doubling the United States and our allies for every -- in the world that we live in today.
Benjamin Netanyahu prime minister of Israel every day have to worry about the commercial rockets being thrown into his country.
There in fact killing Israelis killing children what have you and the only friend that they can depend on is United States of America.
And vetted than their for a -- since 1948.
We have been there and you have a present here that didn't even.
Save the Benjamin not new I Netanyahu reaffirmed the security that the we're going to be part -- With Israel and to what march of 2000 -- eleven.
After -- been -- the United States for two years and then after that remembering walked out on him the things you -- was Sarkozy.
Don't have -- -- -- the very cold relationship was back in march of 2010.
I believe the Israeli delegation was saying this the worst relationships we have had in thirty plus years between Israel.
And the United States and I think that's because the -- the United States.
Has truly never seeing Israel as an ally he has seen it really as an enemy.
They call that it was march of -- points and they call that the an Israeli Paper called Netanyahu's visit to the White House back then.
And teasing in stages.
Because he's our president walked out on him and then it would not dying with -- the Israeli prime minister was kept waiting with his advisors.
-- and one Israeli Paper came out leader in said that the Israeli prime minister received quote the treatment reserved for the president of Equatorial Guinea.
That the reason it becomes relevant now is we are now trying to reach out to Israel -- to his head off.
A preemptive attack by Israel on Iran.
Which we didn't -- your implicated I think United States you're you're actually right.
But again why are we in this situation why is Israel in a situation -- that they may have to poll what they did 1981.
In in Baghdad with Iraq -- because United States of America has not proven to be their friend and be by their side in or to stave off.
That kind of a situation I mean -- first United States I think it was.
Back -- effort when -- wasn't it was November of 2011 you might remember he was I think in new York at a dinner.
Actually actually talked about that he was be the best.
President for the security of Israel.
Of any president in the history of the United States America and he would talk about the fact he hated to pat himself on the back.
But he just had Q because he's such an important guy.
I'm telling Israel does not feel that way and Israel's in position now.
Of wonder if United States is going to be either whipped them.
Should they have to go into Iran to take out those -- what is in the United States going to do and this president.
Need to be a friend to Israel this is not the time as Margaret Thatcher would say at least as she said to George H.
Now -- not the time to go wobbly.
You know you talk about Margaret Thatcher and the relationships -- had with your dad is is it's an interesting parallel because there's also two allies who were very close but who did not always.
Agree but it's might be worked chummy your dad Margaret Thatcher I mean there was this situation where.
The invasion of Granada Grenada and and -- upset over that she didn't get the heads up over that all what is your -- -- to -- -- that over with her.
Sutter a dozen roses he had to because he in -- kept that's so close to the vast Megan.
He didn't tell the members of congress that in fact he would approve going into Grenada to take care of the greatest situation.
Did kill our plane to raid away and in fact he had the leaders of the congress.
Up to the White House for dinner he -- talking to him about -- away and on that.
In fact we're about raid away in a grenade and take care of the situation one of my dad's age watched as Mr.
Let me -- on the phone she needs to talk -- -- -- went on with my dad went all my god.
I forgot to tell lady Thatcher -- -- We are -- flying to or airspace.
-- -- to going to grenade and gets on the phone whether promised under a dozen roses.
Apologizing profusely tour have in fact he did it but older why did she understood -- In fact he didn't tell anybody -- -- worried about leaks coming out of our own congress that he felt we wrote about his book.
What in fact cause American lives to be loss.
It's there's a lesson in there you know I think for a lot of world leaders that there's just there is some benefit to having a true friendship.
With with the folks running you know you're you're the allied countries the countries with whom you will -- apply your.
I think Reagan everything Reagan my father did he really lived by the by his statement that he had on his desk.
There's no limit to what a man can accomplish if he doesn't care who in fact gets the credit.
And -- lived by that made friends who marked Margaret Thatcher.
Made friends with Pope John Paul Helmut Kohl Mikhail Gorbachev -- -- and it changed the world this president does not have friends.
I don't think even wants them.
Michael Reagan thank you.
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