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Politicians and their bedfellows

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Submitted by think small (United States), Oct 23, 2008 at 14:12

I know I didn't read anything concerning George Bush and his long-time familial and then current ties to either Nazi Germany or the Saudis. Certainly I don't recall even a single link connecting to pictures of the Bush's and the bin Laden's. The scare tactics of Obama's "ties" to extremists ignore the realities of Islamic investments and investors throughout our country, made easier during these past years. Instead of trying to persuade people that Obama is a Muslim, and beyond that, implying that he is a "radical" Muslim, focus on the weakness, vulnerability and demise of many American values under the greedy guidance of the last eight years of Republicans. And as for Israel, the best the past eight years did for Israel was to ignore it while wars were waged elsewhere. When push came to shove, Iran is stronger than ever. When push comes to shove our borders are weaker than before and the avenue to conquering America through purchase is alive and well.

I worry about radical Islam but don't overstate every tie to any Muslim at the expense of truthfully portraying Obama. People can differ over which leader of our country will be better for Israel, but a knee jerk loyalty to Republicans is nonsensical and a preference for a pro-Israel policy in a country that has less for its own citizens than ever before ignores the basic truth: We worry about ourselves first and the rest of the world later and we've got plenty to worry about.

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