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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 01:10 PM
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37. Thank you for this level-headed post
Some folks seem to be reading something into this statement that isn't there.

As you correctly point out, Obama did not say that Israel is our most important ally. There are numerous allies that Obama (or any US president) would use the same language to describe.

Your list is a good one. Any country on that list would be referenced with the phrase "there is no more important ally than ..."

No one would (or did) even notice when this language was applied to The Netherlands, nor would anyone notice if it was used with respect to South Korea, Canada, Britain, etc.

Somehow, when Israel is involved - hackles are raised by some.
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