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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:54 PM
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Obama to address pro-Isael group AIPAC

By JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE -- The White House says President Barack Obama will address the pro-Israel group AIPAC's annual conference in Washington on Sunday.

Obama spokesman Jay Carney told reporters traveling with the president that Obama will not deliver a major policy speech, but will instead talk about the deep bond between the U.S. and Israel.

Obama will deliver his remarks following a week focused heavily on the Middle East. He meets at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Jordan's King Abdullah, and will speak about the popular uprisings in the Middle East in a speech on Thursday.

With the resignation of George Mitchell, Obama's special envoy for Middle East peace, there are new questions about the administration's prospects for securing an accord between Israel and the Palestinians.


http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/16/2219215/obama-to-...

I wish he wouldn't.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:59 PM
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1. I wish he wouldn't as well...
The best I can say about this group is that they are "problematic".... I'll leave it at that. :shrug:
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:18 PM
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2. There he goes again, hanging out
with terrorists....





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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:27 PM
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3. He's driving down the wrong street...
A Street's a dead end. He should take a turn onto J Street

PB
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:35 PM
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4. While I believe
that AIPAC should be registered as representing the interests of a foreign government, I have no problem with President Obama speaking to them.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:42 PM
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5. I do. I think it sends a really bad message.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:54 PM
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6. You are probably right
about it sending a bad message. It will be considered offensive to a segment of people. Yet it would be offensive to another segment if he failed to speak to AIPAC.

What might be the best would be if President Obama used the opportunity to speak some harsh truths to the group. Sad to say that this is probably unlikely.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:59 PM
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7. yes, speaking some truths to those attending would be the best. btw,
there's a rumor about that it's your birthday: Many happy returns of the day.

Cali
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