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Obama Says U.S. Would Defend Israel Militarily
2006 | Reuters

Posted on 04/01/2010 8:17:24 AM PDT by epluribus_2

Obama Says U.S. Would Defend Israel Militarily

Reuter, 1-Apr-2010

President Obama said yesterday the United States would defend Israel militarily if necessary against Iran, a statement that appeared to be his most explicit commitment to Israel's defense.

In an interview with Reuters, Obama said he is concerned about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's "menacing talk" about Israel, such as his comments denying the Holocaust and saying Israel should be wiped off the map.

"Israel is a solid ally of the United States. We will rise to Israel's defense, if need be. So this kind of menacing talk is disturbing. It's not only disturbing to the United States, it's disturbing for other countries in the world, as well," Obama said.

Asked whether he meant the United States would rise to Israel's defense militarily, Obama said: "You bet, we'll defend Israel."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 2006; aprilfool; bushsaidthis
this really happened - sigh, in 2006. What a difference 4 years can make. Who is the bigger april fool W or O?
1 posted on 04/01/2010 8:17:24 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: epluribus_2

Why does any sentient human being believe anything BO says at this point?


2 posted on 04/01/2010 8:18:59 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: epluribus_2

Does this promise have an expiration date too?


3 posted on 04/01/2010 8:19:05 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: epluribus_2
Define: defend please, Obama.
4 posted on 04/01/2010 8:19:19 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: epluribus_2

He also said he would have the most transparent...awww shit.


5 posted on 04/01/2010 8:19:34 AM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: jazminerose
Why does any sentient human being believe anything BO says at this point?

Because they think they'll get something for free.

6 posted on 04/01/2010 8:20:17 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: epluribus_2

Uh, ya. I always tell people my dog would defend me also.

Thank God my dog has never been tested at it.....I think we would do an Obama....(every man (dog) for himself).


7 posted on 04/01/2010 8:20:56 AM PDT by HD1200
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To: Puppage
"Israel is a solid ally of the United States

I just won't break bread with any of them.

8 posted on 04/01/2010 8:20:57 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: jessduntno

Obama’s promise and 10 new sheckels will get you a cup of coffee in Tel Aviv.


9 posted on 04/01/2010 8:21:33 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: epluribus_2

Gee, now Israel can rest easy...the Kenyan will defend them.

Cough.


10 posted on 04/01/2010 8:21:43 AM PDT by y6162
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To: epluribus_2

Like Israel really needs us to “Defend” her against Iran.


11 posted on 04/01/2010 8:22:11 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: epluribus_2

Yes and Germany signed a non-aggression pact with the USSR too.


12 posted on 04/01/2010 8:23:29 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast (The RATS new motto: WWHD?...What Would Hitler Do?)
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To: BradtotheBone

Guys... this is a JOKE. REALLY. Here is the original (excerpt)

Thursday, February 2, 2006

President Bush said yesterday the United States would defend Israel militarily if necessary against Iran, a statement that appeared to be his most explicit commitment to Israel’s defense.

In an interview with Reuters, Bush said he is concerned about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s “menacing talk” about Israel, such as his comments denying the Holocaust and saying Israel should be wiped off the map.

“Israel is a solid ally of the United States. We will rise to Israel’s defense, if need be. So this kind of menacing talk is disturbing. It’s not only disturbing to the United States, it’s disturbing for other countries in the world, as well,” Bush said.

Asked whether he meant the United States would rise to Israel’s defense militarily, Bush said: “You bet, we’ll defend Israel.”

The Jewish state sought some sort of military alliance with the United States shortly after it was founded in 1948, but was rebuffed by several presidents, partly out of fear of offending Arabs. Since then, Israel has established the principle of securing its own defense, including a nuclear deterrent, backed by large weapons sales by the United States.

Past presidents have spoken elliptically about helping Israel, a close ally, in a conflict. The United States has no military alliance with Israel, though President Bill Clinton dangled the prospect of a military alliance as part of a final peace deal, said Dennis Ross, a senior Clinton adviser on the region.
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13 posted on 04/01/2010 8:24:54 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: epluribus_2
What Barry says and What Barry does are two completely different things.

Pick any subject from lobbyist to offshore drilling.

14 posted on 04/01/2010 8:26:26 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: epluribus_2

Oh yeah, right we can believe a Muslim will defend the Jewish.

April Fool’s.


15 posted on 04/01/2010 8:26:56 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Puppage

You nailed it.


16 posted on 04/01/2010 8:27:15 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: TexasCajun

After Iran Nukes Israel, Obama will say that was ‘outrageous’..


17 posted on 04/01/2010 8:28:08 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: epluribus_2

April Fools!

Ya gotta love today’s jokes.


18 posted on 04/01/2010 8:29:24 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Civil Disobedience: Refuse Unconstitutional 0bummerCare. Let them try to arrest millions.)
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To: TexasCajun

You are right. Yesterday he was campaigning... today is reality.

A muslim supporting Israel?

Now, “thats a lie!”


19 posted on 04/01/2010 8:29:35 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: C19fan

and many caveats


20 posted on 04/01/2010 8:29:49 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Freddd

If I was Israel, I wouldn’t trust the SOB in the White House with its intelligence else it might end up on Imanutjob’s blackberry!


21 posted on 04/01/2010 8:30:29 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: epluribus_2
You know a pro sports coach is toast when the owner feels compelled to publicly give him the dreaded “vote of confidence.” This is the foreign policy equivalent.
22 posted on 04/01/2010 8:35:00 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: epluribus_2
I don't believe Obama at all. He has no problem lying to your face.

And another thing, every time a progressive or liberal says something, it always includes a but. Example: I believe in the second amendment, but... or I believe in Rush Limbau's right to free speech, but...

I'm sure there is a but associated with what Obama said about defending Isreal. I wonder what it is.
23 posted on 04/01/2010 8:36:36 AM PDT by mikeandike
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Obama Says U.S. Would Defeund Israel Militarily

Chock it up to that"negro" dialect when he wants it.

24 posted on 04/01/2010 8:38:05 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: mikeandike
I'm sure there is a but associated with what Obama said about defending Isreal. I wonder what it is.

If indeed Obama did say such a thing the "but" would sound something like "But is will take us some time to bring our forces to bear." Meanwhile the glowing dust slowly settles to earth and silence reigns.

The troop ship arrived a month too late to make a difference, so sad, we tried.

Regards,
GtG

25 posted on 04/01/2010 8:51:14 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: TexasCajun

Same thought I posted on another thread...he says one thing (or people hear what they want to hear him say and don’t really listen to what he’s saying)and then does the opposite and isn’t called out on it.


26 posted on 04/01/2010 8:54:21 AM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: epluribus_2

Yeah. I’m SURE Bibi is REEEEELY counting on it.


27 posted on 04/01/2010 8:54:47 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: epluribus_2

Uh oh, Oblabla’s lips moved. We know he’s lying. Good luck Israel.


28 posted on 04/01/2010 8:59:44 AM PDT by newbie 10-21-00
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To: epluribus_2

Pay no attention to what Obama says. Watch what he does.


29 posted on 04/01/2010 9:04:56 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: epluribus_2

Whose says BO has no sense of humor. This is obviously an April Fool’s joke.


30 posted on 04/01/2010 9:13:47 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: C19fan

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Expired on January 20, 2009.


31 posted on 04/01/2010 11:03:50 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: epluribus_2

“You bet, we’ll defend Israel.”

The comma is an inference by the transcriber. Obama didn’t make any promises or predictions about defense; he just suggested that the reporter make a bet on it.


32 posted on 04/01/2010 12:38:43 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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