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Like Bush, McCain is no friend of Israel's

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Submitted by Steve Klein (United States), Jun 5, 2008 at 10:32

I am also concerned about Mr. Obama's associations. They are very troubling.

On the other hand, George W. Bush is the first U.S. president to make the establishment of a Palestinian (no question, terror) state in Israel a "formal goal of American policy." Bush and the Republicans codified this destructive policy in our 2004 national Republican party platform as well as commend Israel for her willingness to forcibly remove Jews from the land of Israel. I believe Dr. Pipes asked rhetorically, rather than forcibly expelling these Jews, why did Israel not simply remove IDF protection for Gaza's settlement communities.

Indeed, John McCain supports Bush's anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian (jihadist) state policies. McCain has intimated that he might bring back one or both of the "smart guys" -- James Baker and Brent Scowcroft -- to help him shape Mideast policy. These two are inveterate Israel-bashers.

As they say, "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."


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