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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:07 AM
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Kerry defends Obama on Israel
Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 09:08 AM by karynnj

"The Republicans have a habit of not telling a lot of truth in presidential campaigns," he said, an obvious reference to his 2004 run for the White House, when conservatives assailed his Vietnam War service with charges contradicted by official US Defense Department records.

"The Republicans are making everything up. They make everything up. That doesn't mean that it's a reality," Kerry told AFP when asked about Republican assaults on Obama's handling of relations with Israel.
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Kerry, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Obama's September speech opposing the Palestinian effort to gain UN membership "was about as affirmative a speech as has ever been made about America's relationship with Israel."

Republicans have stepped up charges that Obama has shortchanged Israel's security by not doing enough to halt Iran's suspect nuclear program and pushing the staunch US ally too hard to return to peace talks with the Palestinians.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i5gb...


For this forum, one interesting thing is that APF completely backs Kerry on his Vietnam service. Imagine if all 2004 stories included the phrase, "charges contradicted by official US Defense Department records."

In the article, it speaks of the ambassador to Belguim, who Romney wants fired for antisemitism. The Ambassador, who is Jewish, ade the distinction between real antisemitism and disagreement with Israel.
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:59 AM
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1. Interesting, thanks Karyn (once again :-)
Equating criticism of anything Israel does with antisemitism drives me nuts.
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MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 08:00 AM
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2. I love JK's quotes about the Republicans!!! n/t
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