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GOP hopefuls push pro-Israel credentials

2012-03-06 20:16

Washington - Republican presidential hopefuls are brandishing their pro-Israel credentials by accusing President Barack Obama of weakness with Iran.

On a day when Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are competing for votes in 10 states, they are also addressing America's leading pro-Israel lobby. Santorum is attending the event. Romney and Gingrich will speak by video. The other candidate, Representative Ron Paul, has no plans to speak to the group.

Romney accuses Obama of distancing the US from Israel. He says the president has spent too much effort warning Israel against military action against Iran.

The US and Israel both want to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.

Obama has urged pressure and diplomacy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emphasized his nation's right to pre-emptive attack.

Obama will hold a news conference later on Tuesday.

Comments
  • Jerzy - 2012-03-06 21:35

    Why don't these a$$ kissers go run for prime minister of Israel

      Jaba - 2012-03-06 23:07

      Israel's enemies' worst nightmare... That Israel is able to defend itself alone, and that it can't be choked by petty "academic", "cultural" and potatoes boycotts, run by racist, anarchistic, or anti-democratic movements and organizations. It just ticks them off that Israel can't just be wiped off the map with ease, making place for more fratricid carnage among themselves. Israel and Jews will never go away and will out-survive all its enemies, which will either fade out as tiny caricatures if their former selves, or disappear altogether. We've been proving this for thousands of years. From the ancient Egyptians to the Persians, from the Roman empire to the Ottoman one, from pogroms in Russia to the Nazis - we have seen them come ... and go. and in the same light ppl like Jerzy & Fidel will also disappear into history. The promise from above - the more Israel is hated the stronger & more successful it gets - and the prooff? well that's in the pudding - eat your hart out racists.

      Fidel - 2012-03-07 07:55

      Jews who spread such vindictive lies ought to strangle themselves in their own guts, and spare the world their venom!

      Fred - 2012-03-09 13:31

      Disgusting beyond words Fidel. This is reflective of the reason why the Middle East is such a violent, backward part of thew world (barring Israel).

  • Fidel - 2012-03-06 21:35

    Making obeisance to zionists as usual! And these are supposed to be the leaders of the most powerful country in the world.

      Fred - 2012-03-09 13:31

      Makes one think, doesn't it. Perhaps there's more to what is going on that you're allowing yourself to see and understand.

  • Jerzy - 2012-03-06 21:38

    nothing more than a bunch of whores

  • DREGstudios - 2012-03-06 23:05

    The Republicans candidates are naively playing with fire and ASKING for World War III by picking a fight with the Iranian Government. This SAME legislation gives our own government the power to detain American citizens indefinitely and without trial for speaking out against this agenda of war-profiteering through causing constant strife and conflict in the Middle East. Join the discussion about how our Government is waging war without public approval through the NDAA and suppressing our Freedom of Speech so far that we are petrified to stand up against them. Read about Living in this Society of Fear at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/living-in-society-of-fear-ten-years.html

      Fidel - 2012-03-07 07:54

      Perpetual war is what the West wants. They make money from it. Your ex president, Eisenhower warned your country men about the Military Industrial Complex and its appetite for war. "A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny," wrote Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn And you have the Patriotic Act!

      Fred - 2012-03-09 13:33

      Anything about the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of innocent civilians INTENTIONALLY killed by the Taliban and Al-Quaida with their car and suicide bombs in public places, and their waging of war against the freer world? Anything?

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-03-09 14:04

      Seem to expressing your freedom of speech quite easily , the war has cost trillions and resulted in military cuts and there has been constant strife in the middle east since people could put pen to paper . Might as well join the a group to talk about how the moon is actually made of cheese and fairies live at the bottom of rainbows.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-03-09 14:06

      "A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment. Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction... " Eisenhower in the same speech

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