ALL SELF RESPECTING MEMBERS OF THAT MAJOR GROUP OF MINOR THINKERS SHOULD RESIGN. …..RSK
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice was honored by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations on Wednesday night with their Annual National Service Award.
Accepting her honor, Rice, the second-youngest U.S. representative to the U.N., as well as the first African-American woman to serve in such a role, applauded U.S. President Barack Obama’s record on Israel.
“From the moment he took office, President Obama’s guidance has been clear: to strengthen and deepen that commitment [to Israel],” Rice said, in a speech whose excerpts were reprinted in Foreign Policy. “He has been clear all along that our special relationship with Israel is deeply rooted in our common interests and our common values.”
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She went on to laud the joint cooperation between the U.S. and Israeli militaries, which she said has increased under Obama’s watch. “We’ve increased cooperation between our militaries to unprecedented levels. That’s why, even in these tough fiscal times, we’ve increased foreign military financing to record levels. That’s why we’ve also included additional support for the lifesaving Iron Dome anti-rocket system — which saw action just days ago in defense of innocent Israelis who live near the Gaza frontier.”
Rice added, “If you ask members of the uniformed military of Israel or the United States, if you talk to leaders at the Kirya or the Pentagon, you’ll hear the same assessment: the American commitment to Israel’s qualitative military edge has never been stronger. That’s a fact, plain and simple.”