05-24-2011, 12:44 PM
Eric Cantor Gives AIPAC Delegates a Lesson
| Eric Cantor Gives AIPAC Delegates a Lesson on which Political Party Really Supports Israel and Americaís Alliance with the Jewish state. |
Last night AIPAC delegates heard one of the most important presentations given at a plenary session, although this morning, the major papers seem to not have reported on it. Iím referring to the address by Rep. Eric Cantor, which you can watch here and read here. The House majority leader, a Republican member of Congress from Virginia, received a huge ovation that far exceeded anything received by President Barack Obama, although a large part of AIPACís delegates are undoubtedly registered Democrats.
In a heartfelt and moving presentation, Cantor succeeded in exposing the deep flaws in President Obamaís earlier speech ó he was careful not to mention his name, although everyone knew to whom he was addressing his remarks.
Here is what he had to say about the issue of Iranís fundamental threat:
Yet today the two-thousand-year-old dream of the state of Israel is in jeopardy. There is no other nation on Earth so routinely denied its right to exist and threatened with destruction.
Recent developments in the region have moved Iran out of the headlines, but it is undeniable: the specter of a nuclear Iran looms larger than ever.
We must never take our eye off Iran. And thatís why Congress will soon pass the bipartisan Iran Threat Reduction Act, making it official U.S. policy to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.
Plain and simple, if you do business with Iran, you cannot do business with America.
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