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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Congressman calls on Obama to apologize to Netanyahu

Congressman Mike Grimm (R-NY) has called on President Obumbler to apologize to Prime Minister Netanyahu:
November 8, 2011

For Immediate Release

Carol Danko 202-225-3371

Rep. Grimm Calls on President Obama to Apologize to Israeli P.M. Netanyahu over G20 Remarks

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-NY) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks overheard at the G20 summit criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu:

“I find President Obama’s criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu highly offensive and call on him to issue a formal apology on behalf of the American people. Whether the microphones are on or off, the message to our allies in Israel should always remain the same: ‘We stand with you.’

“As an American, I understand the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship to our own national security as well as to the peace and security of the Middle East. As a member of Congress, I will do all I can to ensure our alliance remains strong.

“President Obama’s comments are disgraceful and inappropriate coming from someone who holds the highest office in the United States. They provide a poor and inaccurate reflection of the American people he was elected to represent, and they must be rescinded.”

Rep. Michael Grimm is a co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus.
Grimm has accurately characterized Obama's remarks. But I don't want a self-serving apology from Obama. I want Netanyahu to issue a statement thanking the President for finally letting out in the open how he really feels about Netanyahu and about Israel. We would also be deeply grateful if he could release the original recording so that it can be used in ads in the 2012 campaign.

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At 4:50 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Apologies are over rated. This is a good revelation of Obama because it matches his actions. People still try to maintain a dissonant perception of this man. Ugh.


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