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Levin: What Kind of Commander-in-Chief Would Nominate Chuck Hagel?

dconnelly Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 5:08 PM
They do sent us gobs of money. 90 percent of the foreign aid we send them comes back to us in arms and food purchases. And besides that, they help us design our military weaponry to be more effective. On top of that, they give us intelligence in the middle east we can't get on our own (that Obama ignores it is a different story). They are our foothold in an antagonistic region.

At the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference in 2008, then-Senator Obama stood before thousands of pro-Israel Americans and declared what appeared to be support for Israel. He explained that “the bond between Israel and the United States is rooted in more than our shared national interest; it’s rooted in the shared values and shared stories of our people.”

As the only beacon of democracy in the Middle East and the one unique example of a country in the region that allows freedom of speech and religion—as well as women’s rights—Israel has long been one of the U.S.’s strongest...