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View Diary: Ask Senators For Balance In MidEast "Dear Colleague" Letter (Updated) (235 comments)

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  •  what does this have to do with Bush? (1+ / 0-)
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    He was not hated in the ME for his I/P policy. He was hated for his Iraq policy.

    Clinton almost got us a peace deal, and he, like other American Presidents favored Israel. The only reason we didn't get a peace deal was because Arafat wanted the destruction of Israel aka "right" of return. So no, alienating our ally to look "even-handed" which in turns off Israeli voters and thus their politicians does not help peace. Bayh has this one right.

    "Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted." -President Bill Clinton

    by deaniac20 on Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 09:54:46 PM PDT

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