AOC Weeps Because Israelis Won’t Be Slaughtered

 

A great philosopher with an affinity for boxed chocolates once said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who along with fellow Squad members Ilhan Omar and Rashida Talib, attempted to kill funding of Israel’s Iron Dome weapon system. Iron Dome is a purely defensive system that intercepts and destroys incoming missiles launched toward Israel from the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah. The elimination of funding would essentially bring a gradual end to the system and make thousands of Israeli citizens – Jews, Christians, and Muslims – vulnerable to being killed.

I realize that these members of Congress want nothing more than to see the annihilation of the state of Israel, so it’s understandable that they were annoyed and beside themselves when wiser Democrats (and that’s a term I hardly ever use) stepped up and restored funding for the system. But AOC was so upset by the restoration of the defensive system that she actually boo-hoo’d to a fellow Democrat congresswoman who hugged and comforted the nitwit.

It shouldn’t be brushed under the carpet, that the other nitwit, one Nancy Pelosi, Speaker-of-the-House and someone who is frighteningly in the line of succession to be President of the United States should anything terrible happen to the other two nitwits who are currently driving the nation over a cliff – actually allowed the defunding of Iron Dome to be included in the initial bill before its funding was restored.

Does anyone believe that any of the so-called intrepid journalists of the New York Times or the Washington Post, or anchors on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, or CBS will call out AOC for her supreme idiocy and her apparent tearful display that Israeli citizens won’t be mass murdered by Hamas or Hezbollah rockets? Don’t hold your breath.

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  1. Django Member
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    I remember an interview shortly after she was elected. She seemed like a bright but naïve child. She has progressed — if that’s the right word — from amusing to contemptible. She has joined the rest of The Squad in that way. 

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  2. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Crying is so potent.  Either she cries four times a week in an empty DC loft apartment because life is so brutal, or she’s faking it for style and cred, or the annihilation of all the Jews and the state of Israel is so important to her that she honestly weeps at the missed opportunity.

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  3. Marjorie Reynolds Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Crying is so potent. Either she cries four times a week in an empty DC loft apartment because life is so brutal, or she’s faking it for style and cred, or the annihilation of all the Jews and the state of Israel is so important to her that she honestly weeps at the missed opportunity.

    In her world menstruating persons are allowed to deploy weeping to emphasise how bad whatever you are doing is.
    However to deploy weeping whilst being pummelled by a trans woman or against anyone higher on the intersectionality pole would be seen as an act of aggression. I think that’s how it works. 

     

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  4. Podkayne of Israel Member
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    Poor widdle fing! 

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  5. Percival Thatcher
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    Brian Watt:

    It shouldn’t be brushed under the carpet, that the other nitwit, one Nancy Pelosi, Speaker-of-the-House and someone who is frighteningly in the line of succession to be President of the United States should anything terrible happen to the other two nitwits who are currently driving the nation over a cliff – actually allowed the defunding of Iron Dome to be included in the initial bill before its funding was restored.

     

    You would think that the line of succession would suffice to move the rest of the Dems to drop Nancy to see how high she can bounce,

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  6. thelonious Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Brian Watt:

    It shouldn’t be brushed under the carpet, that the other nitwit, one Nancy Pelosi, Speaker-of-the-House and someone who is frighteningly in the line of succession to be President of the United States should anything terrible happen to the other two nitwits who are currently driving the nation over a cliff – actually allowed the defunding of Iron Dome to be included in the initial bill before its funding was restored.

     

    You would think that the line of succession would suffice to move the rest of the Dems to drop Nancy to see how high she can bounce,

    I always wanted to drop a quarter on her face to see how high it bounces. That face is as tight as a high pitched kettle drum.

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  7. kedavis Member
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    Rita Rudner used to “joke” that she didn’t plan to grow old gracefully, she would get face-lifts until her ears met.  And I think she succeeded, but Pelosi got there first.

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  8. OkieSailor Member
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    I can’t tell who is hugging her in the left-hand photo but it’s not Pelosi. Anyho, AOC is a certified idiot or at least acts like one.  And she gets away with her idiocy because the leftist media lets her.

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  9. EDISONPARKS Member
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    OAC and the Squad are who they are …. ultra hard Leftist amoral meatheads.

    Those responsible for OAC and the Squad are the voters in Squads respective Congressional Districts.

    We can only hope enough voters in the Squads Congressional Districts recognize what they have wrought upon the Nation and the world and turn them out next election cycle …. and elect a traditional corrupt rent granting (D) Congresspersons.

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  10. Full Size Tabby Member
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    In AOC’s potential defense: Perhaps she is crying because she had been led to believe that she was the most powerful member of the House, and would always get her way, and she just discovered that she might not be. How disappointed she must feel. 

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  11. Stad Coolidge
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    I think it was Jim Geraghty that theorized the plan all along was to leave out Iron Dome at first to placate the AOCs, then put it back in.  The AOC crowd could then go to their constituents and say, “We tried” . . .

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  12. Vance Richards Member
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    It’s just . . . All that Palestinian humanitarian aid money feels wasted when the products bought with it just blow up in midair.

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  13. Zafar Member
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    Why can’t Israel pay for it?

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  14. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    In AOC’s potential defense: Perhaps she is crying because she had been led to believe that she was the most powerful member of the House, and would always get her way, and she just discovered that she might not be. How disappointed she must feel.

    She’s crying because she had to switch her vote from “No” to “Present.” It’s no secret that Sandie covets Schumer’s Senate seat. A true “No” vote would doom her chances with NY’s Jewish voters.

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  15. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    Wouldn’t the elimination of $1 billion in US funding for Iron Dome just lead to the Israelis spending their own money to purchase precisely the same items?

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  16. Franco Member
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    Don’t they know teardrops transmit Covid?

     

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  17. Zafar Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Wouldn’t the elimination of $1 billion in US funding for Iron Dome just lead to the Israelis spending their own money to purchase precisely the same items?

    Nobody’s going to answer you. Sorry. The Emperor has no clothes. That’s just how it is. 

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  18. Franco Member
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Wouldn’t the elimination of $1 billion in US funding for Iron Dome just lead to the Israelis spending their own money to purchase precisely the same items?

    Nobody’s going to answer you. Sorry. The Emperor has no clothes. That’s just how it is.

    Well then, I suppose you both are for the US withdrawing military aid to all our other allies?

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  19. Brian Watt Member
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Wouldn’t the elimination of $1 billion in US funding for Iron Dome just lead to the Israelis spending their own money to purchase precisely the same items?

    Nobody’s going to answer you. Sorry. The Emperor has no clothes. That’s just how it is.

    Iron Dome was originally developed by Rafael, an Israeli defense systems company. America has contributed funding for the project for several years since its inception and has entered into a joint-development effort with Israel for further development and improvements in the system. American funds continue to defray the costs associated with continuing to supply and maintain the interceptor system and the technology behind it. America is also engaged with Israel to bring the Iron Dome systems to protect US Naval vessels throughout the globe. There are many defense investments that are actually wise and worthy and will also enhance America’s defense posture while also providing Israel the necessary funds to allow it to continue to defend itself. 

    There are actually Democrats and Republicans who see the need to support Israel in programs such as this to prevent Israel from being overrun and destroyed by its enemies. Even Barack Obama approved continued American funding of the system. I realize that there are isolationists who feel that America has absolutely no business funding or being engaged with various strategic partners around the globe perhaps on the belief that adversaries like Iran, China, Russia, North Korea, etc., can be trusted. There are those who believe that having no presence whatsoever in Afghanistan to keep a strategic airbase with quick strike capability and intelligence assets on the ground and in the air to monitor terrorist factions, was also somehow a smart thing to do. I guess I’m in the camp that helping Israel to fund Iron Dome has over time created a more stable region and not allowed Iran-backed terrorists from overrunning the country. Better to fund such a program then have to commit ground troops or be faced with endless refugee crises.

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  20. Flicker Coolidge
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    Franco (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Wouldn’t the elimination of $1 billion in US funding for Iron Dome just lead to the Israelis spending their own money to purchase precisely the same items?

    Nobody’s going to answer you. Sorry. The Emperor has no clothes. That’s just how it is.

    Well then, I suppose you both are for the US withdrawing military aid to all our other allies?

    No, they have a specific target.

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  21. Franco Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Wouldn’t the elimination of $1 billion in US funding for Iron Dome just lead to the Israelis spending their own money to purchase precisely the same items?

    Nobody’s going to answer you. Sorry. The Emperor has no clothes. That’s just how it is.

    Well then, I suppose you both are for the US withdrawing military aid to all our other allies?

    No, they have a specific target.

    Yeah, of all our allies, Israel is the most vulnerable and the most actively attacked nation. So maybe cutting them out would signal a real break in relations. 

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  22. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    Franco (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Wouldn’t the elimination of $1 billion in US funding for Iron Dome just lead to the Israelis spending their own money to purchase precisely the same items?

    Nobody’s going to answer you. Sorry. The Emperor has no clothes. That’s just how it is.

    Well then, I suppose you both are for the US withdrawing military aid to all our other allies?

    Franco, I don’t think that this is a viable argument.

    These things need to be considered on a case-by-case basis.  I see no reason to believe that Israel is unable to defend itself with its own resources.

    I have a question for you.  How much does the US spend on military aid to Israel each year?  How much does it spend on such military aid to other countries?  Do you even know?  (I don’t know the answer to this question, without looking.  I am looking, and may do a post on the subject.)

    Also, based on a quick internet search, it does not appear that Israel is an ally.  A country becomes an ally by entering into a treaty of alliance with us.  As far as I can tell, there is no such treaty between the US and Israel (based on this article from Foreign Policy).  If anyone has different information, please let me know.

     

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  23. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    The vote in the House was 420-9 with 2 members voting “present.”  Only one Republican voted against the bill.  All of the so-called “Squad” voted against the bill or present.  This vote shows how little support the progressives really have.   

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  24. Doug Watt Moderator
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    It’s all so sad, not only a sad day for the Squad, it’s a sad day for the Iranian Piece in the Middle East movement as well.

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  25. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    . . .

    Iron Dome was originally developed by Rafael, an Israeli defense systems company. America has contributed funding for the project for several years since its inception and has entered into a joint-development effort with Israel for further development and improvements in the system. American funds continue to defray the costs associated with continuing to supply and maintain the interceptor system and the technology behind it. America is also engaged with Israel to bring the Iron Dome systems to protect US Naval vessels throughout the globe. There are many defense investments that are actually wise and worthy and will also enhance America’s defense posture while also providing Israel the necessary funds to allow it to continue to defend itself.

    There are actually Democrats and Republicans who see the need to support Israel in programs such as this to prevent Israel from being overrun and destroyed by its enemies. Even Barack Obama approved continued American funding of the system. I realize that there are isolationists who feel that America has absolutely no business funding or being engaged with various strategic partners around the globe perhaps on the belief that adversaries like Iran, China, Russia, North Korea, etc., can be trusted. There are those who believe that having no presence whatsoever in Afghanistan to keep a strategic airbase with quick strike capability and intelligence assets on the ground and in the air to monitor terrorist factions, was also somehow a smart thing to do. I guess I’m in the camp that helping Israel to fund Iron Dome has over time created a more stable region and not allowed Iran-backed terrorists from overrunning the country. Better to fund such a program then have to commit ground troops or be faced with endless refugee crises.

    Brian, thanks for addressing this on the facts.

    I think that you are factually incorrect in your belief that Israel will be overrun and destroyed by its enemies, absent US aid.  For the latest year available (2019, here), US military aid to Israel was about $3.3 billion.  This was about 24% of total US military aid to all countries, and the only other comparable country was Afghanistan (also at about $3.3 billion).

    Israel had a GDP of about $395 billion in 2019 (IMF, here).  So US military aid is about 0.84% of Israeli GDP.  Thus, I see no reason that Israel would be unable to fund its military defense without our help.

    For the record, I am not an isolationist.  I am just not a neocon or a liberal imperialist.  I think that we should be more judicious in deployment of our forces, and should not provide military funding to nations that don’t need our help, particularly when such nations, like Israel, have little or no strategic importance to us.

    I think that the idea that Iran-backed terrorists are somehow going to overrun Israel is, shall we say, exaggerated.

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  26. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The vote in the House was 420-9 with 2 members voting “present.” Only one Republican voted against the bill. All of the so-called “Squad” voted against the bill or present. This vote shows how little support the progressives really have.

    I don’t think that this is correct, Gary.  I think that this vote shows the power of the Israel Lobby.

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  27. Brian Watt Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    . . .

     

    Brian, thanks for addressing this on the facts.

    I think that you are factually incorrect in your belief that Israel will be overrun and destroyed by its enemies, absent US aid. For the latest year available (2019, here), US military aid to Israel was about $3.3 billion. This was about 24% of total US military aid to all countries, and the only other comparable country was Afghanistan (also at about $3.3 billion).

    Israel had a GDP of about $395 billion in 2019 (IMF, here). So US military aid is about 0.84% of Israeli GDP. Thus, I see no reason that Israel would be unable to fund its military defense without our help.

    For the record, I am not an isolationist. I am just not a neocon or a liberal imperialist. I think that we should be more judicious in deployment of our forces, and should not provide military funding to nations that don’t need our help, particularly when such nations, like Israel, have little or no strategic importance to us.

    I think that the idea that Iran-backed terrorists are somehow going to overrun Israel is, shall we say, exaggerated.

    Well…you may not regard Israel as a strategic partner but successive presidents and congresses since Israel’s founding have.

    “Today I have signed into law S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, an Act that underscores the United States unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security and its future. This bipartisan piece of legislation reflects the importance placed by my administration on strengthening and deepening U.S.-Israel bilateral cooperation and ties. It reinforces critical defense and security programs, which have reached an unprecedented level under my administration. It also lays the groundwork for increased trade and cooperation across a range of cutting-edge fields, including energy, water, agriculture, and technology. Sections 11(b) and 12(c)(2) of this bill purport to require me to provide to the Congress certain diplomatic communications and direct the Secretary of State to undertake certain diplomatic initiatives. Consistent with longstanding constitutional practice, my administration will interpret and implement these sections in a manner that does not interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct diplomacy and to protect the confidentiality of diplomatic communications.” — Barack Obama on signing the Strategic Partnership Act with Israel 2014

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  28. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    . . .

     

    Brian, thanks for addressing this on the facts.

    I think that you are factually incorrect in your belief that Israel will be overrun and destroyed by its enemies, absent US aid. For the latest year available (2019, here), US military aid to Israel was about $3.3 billion. This was about 24% of total US military aid to all countries, and the only other comparable country was Afghanistan (also at about $3.3 billion).

    Israel had a GDP of about $395 billion in 2019 (IMF, here). So US military aid is about 0.84% of Israeli GDP. Thus, I see no reason that Israel would be unable to fund its military defense without our help.

    For the record, I am not an isolationist. I am just not a neocon or a liberal imperialist. I think that we should be more judicious in deployment of our forces, and should not provide military funding to nations that don’t need our help, particularly when such nations, like Israel, have little or no strategic importance to us.

    I think that the idea that Iran-backed terrorists are somehow going to overrun Israel is, shall we say, exaggerated.

    Well…you may not regard Israel as a strategic partner but successive presidents and congresses since Israel’s founding have.

    “Today I have signed into law S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, an Act that underscores the United States unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security and its future. This bipartisan piece of legislation reflects the importance placed by my administration on strengthening and deepening U.S.-Israel bilateral cooperation and ties. It reinforces critical defense and security programs, which have reached an unprecedented level under my administration. It also lays the groundwork for increased trade and cooperation across a range of cutting-edge fields, including energy, water, agriculture, and technology. Sections 11(b) and 12(c)(2) of this bill purport to require me to provide to the Congress certain diplomatic communications and direct the Secretary of State to undertake certain diplomatic initiatives. Consistent with longstanding constitutional practice, my administration will interpret and implement these sections in a manner that does not interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct diplomacy and to protect the confidentiality of diplomatic communications.” — Barack Obama on signing the Strategic Partnership Act with Israel 2014

    When you find yourself quoting Barack Obama in support of your position, you might want to reconsider things.  :)

    That statement is political pandering, in my view.  Israel had some strategic importance to us during the Cold War.  Since then, not really.

    What vital interest do we have in the region around Israel?  We have a vital interest in the Persian Gulf, which is undermined by our support of Israel, unfortunately.

     

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  29. Franco Member
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    As I said above Israel is probably our most vulnerable ally. And that justifies more aid. Had this not been a drop in the bucket of a 3.5 Trillion dollar bill with all kinds of questionable priorities, you’d have a better argument. 
    Note: one billion is 1/3,500 of 3.5 trillion. 

     

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  30. Brian Watt Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    . . .

    Well…you may not regard Israel as a strategic partner but successive presidents and congresses since Israel’s founding have.

    “Today I have signed into law S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, an Act that underscores the United States unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security and its future. This bipartisan piece of legislation reflects the importance placed by my administration on strengthening and deepening U.S.-Israel bilateral cooperation and ties. It reinforces critical defense and security programs, which have reached an unprecedented level under my administration. It also lays the groundwork for increased trade and cooperation across a range of cutting-edge fields, including energy, water, agriculture, and technology. Sections 11(b) and 12(c)(2) of this bill purport to require me to provide to the Congress certain diplomatic communications and direct the Secretary of State to undertake certain diplomatic initiatives. Consistent with longstanding constitutional practice, my administration will interpret and implement these sections in a manner that does not interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct diplomacy and to protect the confidentiality of diplomatic communications.” — Barack Obama on signing the Strategic Partnership Act with Israel 2014

    When you find yourself quoting Barack Obama in support of your position, you might want to reconsider things. :)

    That statement is political pandering, in my view. Israel had some strategic importance to us during the Cold War. Since then, not really.

    What vital interest do we have in the region around Israel? We have a vital interest in the Persian Gulf, which is undermined by our support of Israel, unfortunately.

    When you find that your opinion is shared by Ilhan Omar, AOC, and Rashida Talib you may want to reconsider things. Our support of Israel keeps the region from exploding into chaos. I don’t care whether you believe that or not.

     

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