Obama: Pro-Israel needn't be pro-Likud
"I think there is a strain within the pro-Israel community that says unless you adopt an unwavering pro-Likud ap-proach to Israel, then you're anti-Israel, and that can't be the measure of our friendship with Israel," leading Democratic presidential contender Illinois Senator Barack Obama said Sunday.Now it fills me with hope that a politician running for president would actually give AIPAC the finger. Of course Obama will soon be able to add antisemitic Nazi to his closet Islamic Terrorist tag.
"If we cannot have an honest dialogue about how do we achieve these goals, then we're not going to make progress," he said.
He also criticized the notion that anyone who asks tough questions about advancing the peace process or tries to secure Israel by anyway other than "just crushing the opposition" is being "soft or anti-Israel."
And also today we are told that the Pentagon is afraid that Obama might just not be crazy enough.
Military fears 'unknown quantity'
Members of Washington's military and defense establishment are expressing trepidation about Sen. Barack Obama, as the Illinois senator comes closer to winning the Democratic presidential nomination and leads in national polls to become commander in chief.Of course there are more than a few in the Pentagon who would like a little less crazy in the White House.
But his backers, including a former Air Force chief of staff, say the rookie senator believes in a strong military, and with it, a larger Army and Marine Corps.It took the criminally insane neocons a long time to get their hands on the controls and they are not going to give up without a nasty fight.