Obama: U.S. must support Israel's right to self defense
We do know from the Truman Online Library that Jewish groups approached President Truman, and pounded on his table telling him: "Hey, look, you don't want to take our Jewish money and give us Palestine, your opponent Dewey is ready to accept the Jewish money and hand over Palestine to us. What would it be?" Truman understood that he would never make it to be president if the Jewish groups did not give their blessing. So this upstart Obama -Part Kenyan - must bow down in acknowledgment of Jewish power if he is to have any chance of heading towards the white house. By the way, the document that I mentioned about Truman is posted at the official Truman online library. Just Google: "Edwin M Wright Interview'.
Feb 17, 2007
By Shmuel Rosner, Haaretz Correspondent
WASHINGTON - United States Senator Barack Obama, a Democrat from Illinois who is competing for his party's presidential nomination, told Haaretz on Thursday that the United States should help protect Israel from its "dangerous" enemies.
"My view is that the United States' special relationship with Israel obligates us to be helpful to them in the search for credible partners with whom they can make peace, while also supporting Israel in defending itself against enemies sworn to its destruction," he said.
"Israelis want more than anything to live in peace with their neighbors, but Israel also has real - and very dangerous - enemies," Obama said.
Obama, the first black candidate with a real chance at the Democratic nomination, intends to present his policy regarding Israel soon, and his staff has been drafting a speech on the subject.
In his speech, Obama intends to remove any doubts that the Democratic Party's donors and constituents, many of whom are Jewish, may have about his support for Israel.