The Zionist Conspiracy
Monday, June 01, 2009
Congress Supporting Netanyahu
As American Jewish "leaders" remain holed up in their bunker in an undisclosed location, and left-wing Haaretz columnists gleefully claim that nobody in America is objecting to Obama's nastiness toward Israel, comes word tonight from Ben Smith that some Democrats in Congress are ready to challenge the Obama Admininstration:
Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.): "My concern is that we are applying pressure to the wrong party in this dispute. I think it would serve America's interest better if we were pressuring the Iranians to eliminate the potential of a nuclear threat from Iran, and less time pressuring our allies and the only democracy in the Middle East to stop the natural growth of their settlements. When Congress gets back into session the administration is going to hear from many more members than just me."
My Congressman, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.): "There's a line between articulating U.S. policy and seeming to be pressuring a democracy on what are their domestic policies, and the president is tiptoeing right up to that line. I would have liked to hear the president talk more about the Palestinian obligation to cut down on terrorism."
Robert Wexler (D-Fla.): "To expect Israel to have the same policy outside the security fence as inside the security fence is unrealistic; it's counterproductive ... Bibi Netanyahu can't be expected to perform his obligations if the broader Arab world is not willing to take serious steps toward normalizing relations with Israel."
Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.): "I don’t think anybody wants to dictate to an ally what they have to do in their own national security interests. I have to hear specifically from the administration exactly how they define ["settlement" and "natural growth"] and is there room for defining the terms."