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10/14/2008

With friends like Obama, does Israel need enemies?

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Obama's attitude toward Israel—pace Joe Biden—has always been problematic at best. (The photo above shows the Obamas "palling around" with Mrs. and Mrs. Edward Said, circa 1998. The late Columbia professor, who died of cancer in 2003, was one of the most vocal critics of Israel and the war on terror. He won considerable notoriety for a rock-throwing incident on the Lebanon-Israel border and—shades of Obama himeselffalsifying his biography.)

Now Jesse Jackson informs us that a President Obama would bring "fundamental changes in U. S. foreign policy, notibly in our relationship with Israel.

The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where "decades of putting Israel's interests first" would end.

Jackson believes that, although "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" remain strong, they'll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House.

"Obama is about change," Jackson says.

In this case, I believe him.

Posted by Rodger on October 14, 2008 at 04:29 PM | Permalink

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