- (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
- 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.''