It’s been a rough seven years, but we’ve somehow muddled through as a country. Now, as 2016 is finally here, we’re all collectively counting the days until he’s out of the White House.
Well, if a report out of The Jerusalem Post is any indication, that may not be the case.
No, Obama isn’t going to suspend the Constitution and run for a third term. He may be doing something even worse.
According to the report, which was translated from Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jarida, Obama wants to replace United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon when the South Korean’s term is complete at the end of this year.
Obama has reportedly already met with Democrats, Republicans and Jewish officials in the United States about pursuing the position.
You may think you’re unhappy about Obama’s possible new gig, but there’s someone more unhappy than you: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Wasn’t eight years of having Obama in office enough?”
(Yes. Yes it was)
Netanyahu reportedly told his associates. “Eight years during which he ignored Israel? And now he wants to be in a position that is liable to cause us hardships in the international arena.”
“Obama is the worst president Israel has had to deal with and the worst president for the Middle East and its allies, the moderate Arab states,” a Netanyahu aide reportedly added. “Obama’s term is ending with him forging an alliance with Iran, coming to an agreement with it on its nuclear program which in the end will result in a similar scenario that took place with North Korea.”
Netanyahu is reportedly joining with the aforementioned moderate Arab states, who are also unhappy with Obama’s presidency, to torpedo what he called “the Obama project.”
Obama has ruled this country for going on eight years now. The U.N.’s secretary-general can serve an unlimited number of five-year terms, although it’s customary for them to resign after two.
Assuming that Obama follows tradition, if he gets the secretary-general office, expect to see him pushing for Pope Barack I sometime in 2027.