Democrats and Republicans Drafting a Resolution to Rebuke Obama's Israel Comments.

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    Democrats and Republicans Drafting a Resolution to Rebuke Obama's Israel Comments

    Thats gotta sting! Obama is so radical on foreign policy that even the dems wont support him. It will read something like this.

    "Draft language of the resolution states “it is contrary to the U.S. policy and national security to have the borders of Israel return to the boundaries of 1949 or 1967.” http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/163105-dems-may-join-rebuff-of-obama

    And who can blame the Democrats for jumping on this resolution? It would be political suicide not to.

     
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    "We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states."

    President Obama

    This has been the basic idea for at least 12 years. This is what Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat were talking about at Camp David, and later, at Taba. This is what George W. Bush was talking about with Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert. (Emphasis added.)

    So what’s the huge deal here?

    Faux Outrage!
     
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    Once this resolution is finished it will read “it is contrary to the U.S. policy and national security to have the borders of Israel return to the boundaries of 1949 or 1967.” Senate Dems might join rebuff of Obama on Israeli border issue - TheHill.com . So whatever it may be or may have been its about to either change or become official. Oh, and make Obama look about three inches tall in the process.
     
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    I hope each and every one of them that support the resolution gets defeated in their next campaign.
     
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    I think thats what theyre trying to avoid. Check out this reception!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crl88knc4eA&feature=related]YouTube - ‪Benjamin Netanyahu Address To Joint Session Of Congress pt.1‬‏[/ame]
     
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    How is that a rebuff of President Obama since he didn't say that Israel should return to the exact same borders as in 1967 or 1949.

    These are the questions: Is the general public really so stupid to believe that's what Obama said? Or do Reps just have so little respect for the intelligence of the general public that they feel a need to do something like this.

    Of course it's a given that the conservative opposition to Obama will try to foster the belief that he didn't qualify his remarks.
     
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    Good thing the President didn't state that Israel must return to those borders without some kind of land swap for security purposes huh?

    Just because Congress passes a resolution doesn't make it true or untrue what the President said does it?
     
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    President Obama should have first said that Israel will only be called on to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority when Hamas now an equal partner with Fatah in the Palestinian governing authority agrees to three conditions, which the U.S. and the European Union have already stated on prior occasions, is required for them to recognize Hamas. They are, one, that Hamas accepts the existence and legitimacy of the state of Israel; two, that Hamas renounce the use of violence against Israel, and, three, that Hamas accepts all prior agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The U.S. policy has been that it will not recognize Hamas as a legitimate force unless it performs all three conditions. (Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 42)

    Further, President Obama should have required of the Palestinian Authority a public commitment stated in English, Arabic and Hebrew that upon conclusion of peace negotiations and the signing of a peace agreement, the Palestinian Authority will state it recognizes Israel as a Jewish state, which it has continually refused to do.

    It isn't so much what Obama said but what he didn't say.
     
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    Why is it so hard to see that the rest of the ME hate the Palestinians almost as much as the Jews. They have never raised a hand to do anything for them ever and they are not going to. They just hope the war continues and the Palestinians win them the will wipe them out.
     
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    Read the link in the op. Democrats and Republicans are both slamming Obama.
     

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