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Monday, January 11, 2010

Loyal opposition?

He who would risk the lives of American troops to set up a terror state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, objects to four United States Senators stating their views on war and peace.
So what do several sitting Senators do in such a delicate situation in which George Mitchell has recently raised the option - a remote one, but an option - of withholding loan guarantees as the first Bush administration did. They go to Israel and back prime minister Netanyahu against their own president in an open news conference.

The man who lost the last election reacts by directly undercutting the victor's foreign policy goals, and does so abroad in the very country Obama is trying to push toward change.

Lieberman, for his part, is effectively telling the Israelis that Obama does not control US foreign policy with respect to Israel, and that he will be prevented by Congress from exerting any pressure. He says this with a certainty, as if the autonomy of the president is simply moot. And remember that Lieberman and McCain often invoke the necessity for sanctions against foreign countries the US is trying to nudge or persuade in one way or another.
Funny, the last time I read the American constitution, Congress had the power to declare war and to borrow money on the credit of the United States. So why shouldn't four United States Senators express their views on those issues? It's not as if they tried to execute their own foreign policy as private citizens like Obama idol Jimmy Carter did when George W. Bush was in power.


At 5:01 PM, Blogger nomatter said...

Most regrettably, facts mean nothing. Truth has been turned into lies and lies thrown to the dustbin of history. (history which is now disowned and made impotent)

There is no reason in the world why Sullivan and much of the rest of the world maintain their twisted agendas except for something so deep within their souls few dare to speak of it. Actually the only ones who are honest about their hate for us are Islamists.

Except for a handful of the world populace, few can be trusted. Decisions made by world leaders towards Israel and written about by so called journalists in the popular press are riddled with holes in their hearts riddled with abject Antisemitism.

My G-d, the islamic world kills and threatens us with more killing right out in the open and the majority sympathies with them, not us. For that we are turned into pariahs! For that the world chooses to demonize us with sanctions, boycotts, divestment's and arrests.

At 7:33 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

That state of affairs won't be changed any time soon. No amount of Jewish goodwill or capable hasbara will redress it. Israel is going to have stand up for itself and protect its own interests. At the end of the day no one else is going to come to the Jews' rescue.

That's the bottom line.


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