The Zionist Conspiracy
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Israel First - Without Apology
Tens of millions of Americans will not vote for a candidate who does not support abortion rights.
Tens of millions of Americans will not vote for a candidate who does not oppose abortion and pledge to appoint judges likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Millions of Americans won't support a candidate who does not pledge to support the right to bear arms.
The majority of Cuban-Americans vote based on policy toward Cuba.
Presumably all of these people are interested in other issues. But for them, there is one supreme issue that keeps them up at night, about which they will never vote for someone who does not represent their concerns and advocate their positions.
I am an American who - first and foremost - will not support a candidate who will not seek to assist Israel in maintaining secure and defensible borders, as mandated by UN Resolutions 242 and 338.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden have made damn clear that they oppose a permanent Israeli presence in more than a very tiny part (if even that) of Judea and Samaria. Research their record and their statements if you think I'm wrong.
Their view may not be based on antagonism toward Israel. Indeed, it may be based on a different perception of what is in Israel's interest than my own.
I am absolutely convinced that Ma'aleh Adumim, Givat Ze'ev, Har Choma, Gush Etzion, the Old City of Jerusalem and various other post-1967 parts of Israel are vital areas that Israel must retain. And while in principle I support territorial compromise, I am also convinced that at present, the purported "two-state solution" would solve nothing.
So I can't and won't vote for Obama-Biden. They fail my litmus test.
John McCain would also not be a great friend of "settlements," especially if Joe Lieberman is his Secretary of State. But at least some people with views similar to mine would have some access to a McCain Administration.
Anyway, there isn't likely going to be a McCain Administration.
This post is about Barack Obama and why, despite my belief that he is an immensely talented man, I cannot and will not vote for him.