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Obama Nailed For
AIPAC Hypocrisy

By Lyndon LaRouche
(LPAC) -- Less than 24 hours after he emerged as the presumed Democratic Party nominee for President, Barack Obama is already being slammed in the media for the very kind of hypocritical behavior that he got away with for months--just as Lyndon LaRouche has been warning.
Obama didn't help himself one iota, when he showed up on Wednesday at the AIPAC annual convention in Washington, and delivered a speech that could have been written by the authors of "A Clean Break.'' Dana Milbank, the Washington Post columnist devoted a half-page article today, to mocking Obama for his flip to the Israeli radical right. Under the headline "It's a Mitzvah'' ("blessing''), Milbank began, by mocking Obama's campaign slogan: "Now here's a change we can believe in. A mere 12 hours after claiming the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama appeared before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee yesterday--and changed himself into an Israel hard-liner.''
Milbank continued, "He promised $30 billion in military assistance
for Israel. He declared that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force has `rightly been labeled a terrorist organization.' He used terms such as `false prophets of extremism' and `corrupt' while discussing Palestinians. And he promised that `Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.'
"Vowing to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear weapon, the newly minted nominee apparent added: `I will always keep the threat of military action on the table to defend our security and our ally, Israel. Do not be confused.'
"How could they be confused? As a pandering performance,'' Milbank continued, "it was the full Monty by a candidate who, during the primary, had positioned himself to Hillary Clinton's left on matters such as Iran. Yesterday, Obama, who has generally declined to wear an American-flag lapel pin, wore a joint U.S.-Israeli pin, and even tried a Hebrew phrase on the crowd.''
To make matters even worse, Milbank added, "Obama even outdid President Bush in his pro-Israel sentiments. On the very day that Obama vowed to protect Jerusalem as Israel's capital--drawing a furious denunciation from the Palestinian Authority--Bush announced that he was suspending a move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.''
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