Obama 2008Think Obama’s ascent will change a thing about the Gaza conflict?

After taking a look at the recently revamped White House website, I found this clause under the Foreign Policy Agenda:

Israel

  • Ensure a Strong U.S.-Israel Partnership: Barack Obama and Joe Biden strongly support the U.S.-Israel relationship, and believe that our first and incontrovertible commitment in the Middle East must be to the security of Israel, America’s strongest ally in the region. They support this closeness, and have stated that the United States will never distance itself from Israel.
  • Support Israel’s Right to Self Defense: During the July 2006 Lebanon war, Barack Obama stood up strongly for Israel’s right to defend itself from Hezbollah raids and rocket attacks, cosponsoring a Senate resolution against Iran and Syria’s involvement in the war, and insisting that Israel should not be pressured into a ceasefire that did not deal with the threat of Hezbollah missiles. He and Joe Biden believe strongly in Israel’s right to protect its citizens.
  • Support Foreign Assistance to Israel: Barack Obama and Joe Biden have consistently supported foreign assistance to Israel. They defend and support the annual foreign aid package that involves both military and economic assistance to Israel and have advocated increased foreign aid budgets to ensure that these funding priorities are met. They have called for continuing U.S. cooperation with Israel in the development of missile defense systems.
  • You didn’t seriously think that USA will change its stripes, no?

    From the way the policy is laid out, you would think that Israel is like the Vatican to the US. Military and economic assistance? That looks like a son giving part of his monthly pay to his mom back in the kampung.

    The USA has never bothered to hide the fact that it is the Israel’s lapdog. So why does everybody else try so hard to deny it? Pah.

    [whitehouse.gov]

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    Did everybody see Queen Aretha sing? Yes?

    Now, did everybody catch that part where she said “SHUT UP” to a meddling bitch? No?

    Here it is:

    And she didn’t even miss a beat! That is some righteous shit right there.

    [via DListed]

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