Skip to comments.Obama exaggerates aid to Israel - Obama says '$70 billion' for Israeli missile defense program
Posted on 07/27/2012 11:13:37 AM PDT by Nachum
President Barack Obama erroneously exaggerated the amount of money his administration has provided to an Israeli missile defense program Friday while signing a bill meant to boost U.S.-Israeli security ties.
Obama, who has been criticized for weakening the U.S.-Israel alliance, was attempting to tout his administrations commitment to the Jewish state when he incorrectly stated that Israel will receive $70 billion dollars for its missile defense program.
Im very pleased that this week we are going to be able to announce $70 million spending $70 billion, excuse me, in additional spending for Iron Dome, Obama said, inflating the actual dollar amount incorrectly.
The U.S. originally announced in May that it would provide Israel $70 million for its Iron Dome missile defense program, which intercepts missiles fired by Palestinian terrorists.
White House press secretary Jay Carney made news Thursday when he refused to name the capital Israel in a press briefing.
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Hilarious, and telling. Here’s Obama, taking credit for money for Israel. He says “$70 million”, which is the amount, and even HE realizes that it is a paltry sum of money, so he “corrects” himself, lying that it is actually $70 BILLION.
Brak can’t comprehend of a spending figure below “billions” - it would be like trying to negotiate buying a house in terms of pennies.
If you quit funding the Pali Terrorists, and the other Arab threats, perhaps WE could save a little on Israeli defense too!!!!
Why is the U.S borrowing money to support Israel or any other country?
Okay. So far this election year Obama has pandered to women, blacks, Latinos, gays, and now the Jews. So that just leaves straight white men as the only major demographic he hasn’t tried to pander to.
(No, I’m not holding my breath either...)
...on second thought, this isn’t even pandering per se... it’s just a flat-out lie.
Million, er, billion. Or “shmillion”. Numbers are not Barack’s strong point. He KNOWS there always more to be squeezed from the capitalist goose. He doesn’t care about numbers, except insofar as he can sling them around to sound knowledgeable and persuade the foolish.
How can you tell when owe-bama is lying? His lips move!