"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sen Harry Reid Publicly Rejects Obama's decision on Israel

This video of Senator Harry Reid's remarks at AIPAC distances himself from Obama's plan for Israel. This is shocking that he would make this speech but for years he has been a strong support Israel in the Congress. We didn't expect this out of Reid but it does show how out of touch Obama is with Congress and the majority of the America people when it comes to Israel.

The most powerful Democrat in Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), on Monday night publicly rejected President Barack Obama’s decision to use a recent speech to lay out aspects of a potential peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

“The place where negotiating will happen must be at the negotiating table – and nowhere else,” Reid declared in a speech to an annual gathering in Washington of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). “Those negotiations … will not happen – and their terms will not be set – through speeches, or in the streets, or in the media.”

When the Senate leader added, “No one should set premature parameters about borders, about building, or about anything else,” the lights quickly came up on the vast audience and most in the crowd at the Washington Convention Center rose to their feet and applauded.

Source: Read more: Politico
Looks like Reid got the standing ovation that Obama didn't get.  Guess Reid's people didn't have to tell the crowd not to 'boo' either like Obama's people did. 

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