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  •  Jeffrey Goldberg has been really supportive of RW (0+ / 0-)

    Israeli politicians and Netanyahu.  Goldberg was one of those that blew up the president's statement about 1967 borders.  If he's turned against them, I think they are in trouble with those Americans who give to RW politicians.

    "Now we are engaged in a great civil war testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure."

    by nklein on Thu Jul 14, 2011 at 11:32:21 AM PDT

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    •  Actuallly, Goldberg could not have been more (4+ / 0-)

      critical of Netanyahu's address to congress and his throwing a hissy fit about 1967 borders:

      For whatever reason, I tend to react strongly when a foreign leader disrespects the United States, and its President. I didn't like it when Hugo Chavez of Venezuela insulted President Bush; I don't like listening to Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan lecture the U.S. on its sins, and I'm not happy when certain Pakistani leaders gin-up righteous indignation about American behavior when it was their country that served as a refuge for the greatest mass murderer in American history.

      And so I was similarly taken aback when I read a statement from Prime Minister Netanyahu yesterday that he "expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of U.S. commitments made to Israel in 2004, which were overwhelmingly supported by both House of Congress."

      So Netanyahu "expects" to hear this from the President of the United States? And if President Obama doesn't walk back the speech, what will Netanyahu do? Will he cut off Israeli military aid to the U.S.? Will he cease to fight for the U.S. in the United Nations, and in the many  international forums that treat Israel as a pariah?

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