But critics point to comments he made shortly after 9/11, to the effect that U.S. policies were “an accessory” to the attacks. Rauf has also declined to describe Hamas as a terrorist group.
By deciding to weigh in on the issue Friday, Obama opened himself up to criticism from those who oppose the placement of the project.
Although conservative Jews and even many liberal Jews have taken a very dim view of his firm stance on this, and he is certainly expending a lot of good will and chips on the issue.
Later, the man, reportedly to have been “dream detective” Chris Robinson, allegedly warned the American CIA in London of dreams of aircraft about to be used to take down tall buildings.
“We have seen through recent history that in an emergency, the Executive Branch will interpret grants of power very broadly.”