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Visiting US Congressman: Israel Must Not Place Faith in Obama to Thwart Iranís Nuclear Drive
The Times of Israel ^ | October 3, 2012 | Raphael Ahren

Posted on 10/03/2012 4:32:30 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta

Israel must not trust President Barack Obama to thwart Iran’s nuclear weapons drive, a Republican US Congressman said on a visit to Israel Wednesday, savaging Obama’s handling of the Iranian crisis in a stark departure from the American political tradition of not attacking the governing administration while on trips abroad.

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“As an American congressman,” Franks told The Times of Israel, “it breaks my heart to see the president of the United States reserve more criticism for Israel for building homes in their capital city than he does for [Iranian president] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for building nuclear weapons with which to threaten the peace and security of the entire free world. It is very difficult for me to understand how that could happen.”

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1 posted on 10/03/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

(a stark departure from the American political tradition of not attacking the governing administration while on trips abroad.)

No longer a tradition since the Bush administration. Every Democrat it seems has trashed Bush’s foreign policy from inside and outside the United States. Nobody remembers Nancy Pelosi (as Speaker of the House no less!) traveling to Syria with McDermott and trashing Bush’s policy on Bashar Asad? Nobody is asking her any embarrassing questions about Bashar nowadays, are they?


2 posted on 10/03/2012 5:34:35 PM PDT by winner3000
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Thanks GiovannaNicoletta.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 5:56:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

This is about Trent Franks of AZ (R). It would be nice to leave that info in the summary.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 5:56:35 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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5 posted on 10/05/2012 7:52:45 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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