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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Obama promises not to impose 'peace' from outside

President Obama has written a letter to Alan Solow, the President of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, in which he promises that he will not impose 'peace' on Israel from the outside (Hat Tip: Ben Smith via Memeorandum).
"Since we have known each other for a long time," Obama wrote, "I am sure you can distinguish between the noise and distortion about my views that have appeared recently, and the actual approach of my administration toward the Middle East."

The American president stressed in his letter that, "for over 60 years, American presidents have believed that pursuing peace between Arabs and Israelis is in the national security interests of the United States." He added that he has made the pursuit of this peace a top priority since his first day in the White House.

He wrote, "I am deeply committed to fulfilling the important role the United States must play for peace to be realized, but I also recognize that in order for any agreement to endure, peace cannot be imposed from the outside; it must be negotiated directly by the leaders who are required to make the hard choices and compromises that take on history.

"We are determined to help them, particularly because the status quo does not serve the interests of Israel, the Palestinians, or the United States."


"Let me be very clear," he said, "We have a special relationship with Israel and that will not change.

"Our countries are bonded together by shared values, deep and interwoven connections, and mutual interests. Many of the same forces that threaten Israel also threaten the United States and our efforts to secure peace and stability in the Middle East. Our alliance with Israel serves our national security interests."

In conclusion, Obama wrote, "As we continue to strive for lasting peace agreement between Israel, the Palestinians, and Israel's neighbors, all sides should understand that our commitment to Israel's security is unshakable and that no wedge will be driven between us. We will have our difference, but when we do, we will work to resolve them as close allies."
And with that, I hereby declare the opening of the 2010 US midterm election campaign.

I wonder how much that poll earlier this evening has to do with this.

If Iran gets nuclear weapons, the words come cheap anyway.


At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just came across this on wired.com.

I'm stunned at the some of the rage in the comments. Not surprised. Just stunned at how ignorant most of the poster are. I would like to know where they are posting from so as to create a sample.

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At 9:24 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

US promises mean nothing to Israel, if Iran G-d forbid, goes nuclear.

What could go wrong indeed

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And with that, I hereby declare the opening of the 2010 US midterm election campaign."

You got that right!

They have evidently been looking at some of the same polls you just wrote about earlier.

Even the liberal Ed Couch upset with Obama's treatment of Israel.

Nevertheless, believe there is going to be a big GOP win in November.

The retaking of the House and Senate.

It sure will be nice to see Pelosi and Reid get their "pink slips".

At 10:22 PM, Blogger Al_K.Myst said...

"Since we have known each other for a long time,"

Did anyone know this guy before 2007?

At 1:00 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

If the Anointed One has promised not to you can be sure that he will try to impose HIS solution before the end of summer.


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