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Reader comment on item: Chris Christie and the "Occupied Territories" Incident
in response to reader comment: Noticed the change in language

Submitted by David (Israel), Apr 5, 2014 at 21:27

I see why this incident is problematic and reflects badly on Gov. Christie. But problems such as this one brought out in this event are relative. Does this really make him worse than the rest of the potential GOP field? Every president, regardless of party - including Dubya, the supposedly great friend of Israel - not only use terms like occupied territories ad nauseum, they all pressured Israel vis-a-vis said territories. It would be bucking history for the next GOP president to do differently. Does Christie's statement make him worse than the rest? If not Christie, who ought to be nominated?

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