Monday, March 22, 2010

A Travesty - Hillary Does AIPAC

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AIPAC holds its convention today, and for some reason they invited Hillary Clinton to speak.

If it was done just for sheer comedy relief, to listen to a bunch of obvious nonsense and outright prevarication,she didn't disappoint.

Actually, the AIPAC powers that be likely expected her to get a less than warm response, because they changed the seating arrangements in the hall so that it would be harder to hear Clinton being booed.

Her full remarks are here, but I'll spare you and simply cut to the best bits:

Given the shared challenges we face, the relationship between the United States and Israel has never been more important. The United States has long recognized that a strong and secure Israel is vital to our own strategic interests. We know that the forces that threaten Israel also threaten the United States. And we firmly believe that when we strengthen Israel’s security, we strengthen America’s security.

So from its first day, the Obama administration has worked to promote Israel’s security and long-term success. As Vice President Biden said in Israel, we know that to make progress in this region, there must be no gap between the United States and Israel on security. And there will not be. For President Obama, for me, and for this entire administration, our commitment to Israel’s security and Israel’s future is rock solid.

Oh really, Madame Secretary? Does that include lying about previous agreements between Israel and the United States? Or instituting what amounts to a de facto arms embargo?

Last fall, I stood next to Prime Minister Netanyahu and praised his government’s decision to place a moratorium on new residential construction in the West Bank. And then I praised it again in Marrakesh and Cairo. We also made clear that this was just a first step and, like every administration for decades, underscored that the United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. As Israel’s friend, it is our responsibility to give credit when it is due and to tell the truth when it is needed.

Actually, what the Obama Administration and Mrs. Clinton actually did was accept and praise a concession Netanyahu gave them to institute a temporary freeze that did not include Jerusalem, and then cynically turn on Israel, ratchet up a manufactured 'crisis' and demand something no Israeli government could deliver and still stay in power.

And those prior administrations? Even the Clinton Administration accepted that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria were going to remain part of Israel...and the Bush Administration actually formalized the arrangement!

The Obama Administration has been the only US Administration to outright `condemn' the notion that Jews should be allowed to live somewhere in peace. No other US Administration ever questioned that right.

In addition to threatening Israel, a nuclear-armed Iran would embolden its terrorist clientele and would spark an arms race that could destabilize the region. This is unacceptable. Unacceptable to the United States. Unacceptable to Israel. And unacceptable to the region and the international community.

So let me be very clear: The United States is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.{...}

We are working with our partners in the United Nations on new Security Council sanctions that will show Iran’s leaders that there are real consequences for their intransigence, that the only choice is to live up to their international obligations. Our aim is not incremental sanctions, but sanctions that will bite. It is taking time to produce these sanctions, and we believe that time is a worthwhile investment for winning the broadest possible support for our efforts. But we will not compromise our commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring these weapons.


Which means...what, exactly? Obama has already reset 'deadlines' on Iran several times now and was quite clear that he was going to pursue "mild, targeted sanctions" rather than anything that might actually have a shot at persuading the mullahs to end their quest for nukes.
That qualifies as 'determined'?

The only other step the Obama Administration has pursued is to constantly warn Israel against dealing with an existential, genocidal threat.

See, Iranians beating and torturing people in the streets, arming, financing and training the people who are killing our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and fomenting terrorism worldwide via Hamas and Hezbollah doesn't upset Barack Obama. Jews building houses...now, that's another matter.


The way forward is clear: two states for two peoples living side by side in peace and security, with peace between Israel and Syria, and Israel and Lebanon, and normal relations between Israel and all the Arab states. A comprehensive peace that is real and not a slogan, that is rooted in genuine recognition of Israel's right to exist in peace and security, and that offers the best way to ensure Israel's enduring survival and well-being. And, it is a goal that the Obama administration is determined to achieve.

Which is why the only country the Obama Administration deems worthy of pressuring is Israel.

But wait, there's more. Our Secretary of State is so anxious to cover for the approved terrorists of Fatah that she's willing to cover for them by trying to pass off Fatah's making a hero out of a child killer as something Hamas did:

When a Hamas-controlled municipality glorifies violence and renames a square after a terrorist who murdered innocent Israelis, it insults the families on both sides who have lost loves ones in this conflict. And when instigators deliberately mischaracterize the rededication of a synagogue in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem’s old city and call upon their brethren to “defend” nearby Muslim holy sites from so-called “attacks,” it is purely and simply an act of incitement. These provocations are wrong and must be condemned for needlessly inflaming tensions and imperiling prospects for a comprehensive peace.

Is she willfully lying, or just stupid?

The day after VP Joe Biden left the region, the 'Palestinian Authority' - NOT Hamas and not 'instigators' - held that official ceremony in Ramallah to rename the main public square in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, the woman who in 1978 helped carry out a deadly terrorist attack that that left 38 Israeli civilians dead, 13 of them children as well as several Americans. Mahmoud Abbas was present, and he and his Fatah henchmen made speeches honoring Mughrabi.

As for condemning it, you didn't hear it out of the Obama Administration. I guarantee you Mrs. Clinton wasn't on the phone for 45 minutes screaming at Mahmoud Abbas and making demands and issuing ultimatums - that was reserved for Bibi Netanyahu.


We commend the government of President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad for the reforms they have undertaken to strengthen law and order, and the progress they have made in improving the quality of life in the West Bank. But we encourage them to redouble their efforts to put an end to incitement and violence, continue to ensure security and rule of law, and ingrain a culture of peace and tolerance among Palestinians.


'Reforms'? Whom exactly does Hillary think she's kidding? The Obama Administration has made no demands of the Palestinians...which is exactly why they're so intransigent. They know Obama and Hillary have their back and are simply relying on Obama to deliver the Jews.

Mrs. Clinton should stick to sucking on the face of Sufa Arafat instead of mouthing demonstrable lies like this in public. Cuddling up to Palestinian terrorists and shilling for them might be despicable, but at least it has the virtue of being honest.








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1 comment:

M said...

Why did they invite Clinton? They should only invite pro-Israel politicians.