Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Inconvenient Truths?

Hillary Clinton to USA Today on 5/7/2008:

"There was just an AP article posted that found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me, and in independents I was running even with him and doing even better with independent-leaning independents. I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on."

Barack Obama interview for The Atlantic published on 5/12/2008:

The Atlantic: "Do you think that Israel is a drag on America’s reputation overseas?"

Obama: "No, no, no. But what I think is that this constant wound, that this constant sore, does infect all of our foreign policy. The lack of a resolution to this problem provides an excuse for anti-American militant jihadists to engage in inexcusable actions, and so we have a national-security interest in solving this, and I also believe that Israel has a security interest in solving this because I believe that the status quo is unsustainable. I am absolutely convinced of that, and some of the tensions that might arise between me and some of the more hawkish elements in the Jewish community in the United States might stem from the fact that I’m not going to blindly adhere to whatever the most hawkish position is just because that’s the safest ground politically."

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