Obama-Biden, American Jews and the Middle East
I woke up today in my suite hotel in California to the news of Joe Biden chosen as Obama’s Vice President running mate. It was on every channel. The highly experienced and charismatic Catholic has a lot of integrity in the Senate, and certainly knows his ways around, and most importantly, he’s Hilarious!
Among the discussions I’ve had (namely the mayor of a major city in Arizona), tumbled straight to Obama-Biden’s Foreign Policy for the United States. Iran certainly came up, and an educated guess would slip into an Israeli discussion, and then all the way back to American Jewish voters in November.
And thats where todays post comes down to. He said he was last week in Israel for ten days, he loved it, and mentioned that Israelis in Israel are staunch supporters of Mc Cain, obviously, fear of having a Nuclear Iran (and frankly, I don’t see what the United States can do much about it). American Jews (as he calls them, I referred to American Israelis) are split, he says. Very few times have the jewish vote been so split. He added that the intellectual Jews refuse having another four years of the same policy which has “ruined Americas’ image abroad”, and threat their love for Israel, has matured to being damaging to Israel the more ‘military’ support it receives from the United States.
Adding Joe Biden to the equation, makes a big difference. Joe Biden knows the works of the senate (unlike newbie Barak Obama), he has more influence to get things done, and knows the strings to pull. This Obama-Biden campaign will be a good team to actually “Change” things around for the United States by a firm administration (not to forget the house of representative is hosted by Pelosi, a democrat).
Obviously, you can smell my leniency towards Obama-Biden in the ’08 elections, for the simple reason, that we need to see peace after 8 years of war in the Middle East due to the Bush administration. I thank Mr. Bush for helping Lebanon gets its independance from Syria, one of the very few things that have gone right (even hardly), but time has come for the dust to settle in.
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