Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Obama Policy Criticized by 76 US Senators Including 38 Democrats

I have had occasion to criticize the Obama administration's foreign policy on this blog. Even we Canadians have felt the wrath of Hillary that is routinely unleashed on any country that has supported the United States in the past, even as we have watched Obama bow and scrape to dictators, Ayatollahs, Communists and Emperors and seek to mollify fanatics committed to mass murder as a matter of policy.

But no nation is more vulnerable without US support and no nation is in more need of support as a tide of Islamic anti-Jewish hatred washes around the world and receives the blessing of the morally bankrupt Western left than Israel.

It has been said that Obama's greatest contribution to bi-partisanship has been to unite the entire Republican Party, most Independents and half the Democratic Party against his extreme leftist agenda. But nothing says "bi-partisan" quite like a letter signed by 76 out of 100 US senators containing a criticism of Obama's treatment of Israel.
"More than three quarters of the U.S. Senate, including 38 Democrats, have signed on to a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton implicitly rebuking the Obama Administration for its confrontational stance toward Israel.

The letter, backed by the pro-Israel group AIPAC, now has the signatures of 76 Senators and says in part:

We recognize that our government and the Government of Israel will not always agree on particular issues in the peace process. But such differences are best resolved amicably and in a manner that befits longstanding strategic allies. We must never forget the depth and breadth of our alliance and always do our utmost to reinforce a relationship that has benefited both nations for more than six decades.

A similar letter garnered 333 signatures in the House, and its support marks almost unified Republican support for Benjamin Netanyahu's government, along with strong, but more divided, public Democratic discomfort with Obama's policies in the region.

Signatories include key Democrats like Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, Chuck Schumer, and Robert Menendez as well as all but four Republicans, with signers including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, John McCain, and Scott Brown.

Majority Whip Dick Durbin, however, did not sign; nor did Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry and ranking member Richard Lugar.

The full Senate letter, circulated by Senators Barbara Boxer and Johnny Isakson, is here.

Wow! If that is not a stunning rebuke (phrased diplomatically, of course) for Obama's amateurish foreign policy and his crass and stupid treatment of one of America's best friends in the world, I don't know what would be.

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