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Response to MisterScruffles (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:13 AM

16. Actually the opposite ...

 

... any thing the US President would say (pro or against) any country (including Israel) has the value of a Hallmark card.

Congress controls the foreign policy purse strings, congress has to ratify any treaty and even though the President could commit US Forces to an action, that commitment could be countermanded by Congress.

That is why this year's election debate about which candidate supported Israel was meaningless -- it's not Presidential support a country requires, it's Congressional.

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