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

SMyles Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 6:09 PM
Trade and aid are two different things. Why do we need a foothold in an antagonistic region? That's nonsense. If we need spys, then use our own. It's not as if Israel hasn't been busted spying on us.

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...