The Associated Press, persecutor of bloggers, reports (and they really hate it when you use their headlines) "Campaigning in Mideast, Obama promises 'commitment' to Israel":
From the solemnity of a Holocaust museum to a dusty village battered by Hamas rockets, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama on Wednesday professed "an unshakable commitment to the security" of Israel.Go read the rest of the AP feed; they need to pay their bills like the rest of us. But you may also want to read my posts "Crusade, Jihad, and Jerusalem," "There He Goes Again (Iran)," "Non-interventionism," "Declaring War," and "The Nuclear Club."
"The way you know where somebody's going is where have they been. And I've been with Israel for many, many years now," he said on a day that bore striking similarities to campaigning in the United States.
Obama's major focus was clearly reassuring Israelis -- and, by extension, millions of Jewish voters in the United States -- of his commitment to the survival of the Jewish state.
"Campaigning in Mideast" indeed, as though Israel were the 51st state. It isn't. Until Congress admits Israel as a state in the union, NO American President or federal official or any candidate for same has any business issuing "an unshakable commitment to the security" of Israel.
I've left the Obama Blog Button post up for the people who have drunk his Kool-Aid, because of the way he was talking about the issues and because of the work I put in it; but don't wonder why I'm carrying Bob Barr's blog button in my own sidebar.
Barack Obama, you're just another self-aggrandizing politician. And why haven't you endorsed Steve Cohen, after he stood up for you when you didn't have the nomination dicked? You endorsed some white dude against a black woman in Georgia in the Democratic Primary, so what's the problem??!!