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Israelís Best Friend
NYTimes ^ | March 6, 2012 | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

Posted on 03/08/2012 6:05:21 PM PST by SJackson

The only question I have when it comes to President Obama and Israel is whether he is the most pro-Israel president in history or just one of the most.

Why? Because the question of whether Israel has the need and the right to pre-emptively attack Iran as it develops a nuclear potential is one of the most hotly contested issues on the world stage today. It is also an issue fraught with danger for Israel and American Jews, neither of whom want to be accused of dragging America into a war, especially one that could weaken an already frail world economy.

In that context, President Obama, in his interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg and in his address to Aipac, the pro-Israel lobby, offered the greatest support for Israel that any president could at this time: He redefined the Iran issue. He said — rightly — that it was not simply about Israel’s security, but about U.S. national security and global security.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: israel

1 posted on 03/08/2012 6:05:24 PM PST by SJackson
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2 posted on 03/08/2012 6:06:05 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: SJackson

That such brazen liars exist makes my head feel like it’s going to explode.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 6:09:44 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SJackson

Friedman is simply insane.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 6:10:03 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: SJackson
he is the most pro-Israel president in history or just one of the most...

One or the other, right buddy?


5 posted on 03/08/2012 6:10:40 PM PST by C210N
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To: SJackson

Obama is a dutiful muslim. Say one thing to their face and put the knife in when their back is turned. obama is no friend to Israel.

Bibi doesn’t need the cowards permission to do anything. Since when does a man who knows more than a cowardly community organizer need to beg for anything. Never.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 6:16:54 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: mardi59

“Bibi” is the current leader of the free world. “The free industrialized west”(or what is left of it).

Obama? Such a great friend and ally as demonstrated by his appointment of the MB as security for Israels future. He is even expanding their empire into Syria, just wait , you will see it. It was all of north Africa, then Libya, Egypt... all of this so they can surround Israel for her safety. That is our Obama! Some would say North African Caliphate, but no, it’s for the safety and security of Israel.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 6:48:07 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: himno hero

This is why obama went to Egypt and kicked off the arab spring. He and the muslim brotherhood are surrounding Israel.

God is watching over Israel. Obama is going to fly in His face once to often.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 7:06:15 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: mardi59

yep.

Hopefully God does not smite us too because of our “leader”, the marxo /musli-nazi piece of work that he is (pos).


9 posted on 03/08/2012 7:20:53 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: himno hero

God knows we’re innocent and wouldn’t blame us for others mistakes, but obama and his socialist friends want the destruction of Israel and that God will not tolerate. Sodom will have fared better.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 7:25:23 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: mardi59

For Obama? Its Israel today, tomorrow its western man. He has already attacked the hub of western man.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 7:35:07 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: himno hero

The best we can do is get him out of the WH ASAP. He has done damage but it can be fixed.

If Iran is not attacked and soon Obama and his brothers win. BiBi knows this and he doesn’t trust obama at all. BiBi will do what is necessary, I have no doubts about that.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 7:40:42 PM PST by mardi59 (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: SJackson
BS Meter
13 posted on 03/08/2012 8:02:46 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SJackson

"Am I a Fluke or a Clymer?
I got it, a Flukin' Clymer!"

14 posted on 03/08/2012 11:51:03 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: SJackson

It would appear that Friedman’s been smoking the Wacky Weed.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 1:11:09 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SJackson

Hey Friedman, you just proved yourself to be a complete and utter idiot, lest anyone had any previous doubts.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 8:47:59 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: SJackson

Obama is doing something useful that many supporters of Israel forget to do : point out that a nuclear Iran is a threat to the United States and that we have a national security interest in preventing this. Friends of Israel do it no favors by demanding that the US protect Israel. In fact I think that this mode of debate whips up antisemitism and protects Iran. And if Israel attacks Iran, Israel will be blamed for the economic damage. A perfect antisemetic storm with the help of pro-Israel advocates.


17 posted on 03/10/2012 2:28:01 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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So, what then is Obama actually doing to stop or discourage Iran from producing a nuclear bomb; besides running his mouth, that is?

He now mouths that he “has Israel’s back”. Everybody knows that’s a load of excrement; that he’s going to “go with the Muslims if the winds of war blow in the wrong direction”.

Confusion and chaos has seemed to work for him all his life; but it isn’t good for us.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 2:46:16 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Twinkie

I never said that Obama means a word that he has said.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 3:26:09 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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