Friday, June 03, 2011
I am happy to see that former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel made a public statement on Obama's comments concerning the '67 borders and its importance in any eventual peace deal. The rabid manner in which Obama was attacked by simply stating what happens to be the international consensus for 4 decades speaks volumes to the degree of influence AIPAC wields over the US Congress. If you look at all the times that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are vocal opponents of Obama positions, every time Israel is at the center. And now with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich scrambling out of the cracks to appear as pro-Israel as possible, is there any lingering doubt that this issue is a central issue in the 2012 elections?