Sunday, May 22, 2011

Obama, "You Lie!" - Retruning Israel To Pre-1967 Borders Has NOT Been Long-Standing US Policy

In speaking to AIPAC today, Barack Hussein Obama reiterated his call for Israel to return to 1967 borders, stating he was "misinterpreted" and the pre-1967 borders has been "long standing US policy."

Or has it been?

Writing in the Washington ComPost, Glen Kessler found the following quotes from previous US Presidents & administration officials (via FreeRepublic.com).
“It is clear, however, that a return to the situation of 4 June 1967 will not bring peace. There must be secure and there must be recognized borders.”

— President Lyndon Johnson, September 1968

“In the pre-1967 borders, Israel was barely ten miles wide at its narrowest point. The bulk of Israel’s population lived within artillery range of hostile armies. I am not about to ask Israel to live that way again.”

— President Ronald Reagan, September 1, 1982

“Israel will never negotiate from or return to the 1967 borders.”

— Secretary of State George Shultz, September 1988

“I think there can be no genuine resolution to the conflict without a sovereign, viable, Palestinian state that accommodates Israeli's security requirements and the demographic realities. That suggests Palestinian sovereignty over Gaza, the vast majority of the West Bank, the incorporation into Israel of settlement blocks … To make the agreement durable, I think there will have to be some territorial swaps and other arrangements.”

— President Bill Clinton, January 7, 2001

“In light of new realities on the ground, including already existing major Israeli population centers, it is unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations will be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949, and all previous efforts to negotiate a two-state solution have reached the same conclusion. It is realistic to expect that any final status agreement will only be achieved on the basis of mutually agreed changes that reflect these realities.”

— Bush, letter to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, April 14, 2004
It has always been US policy that Israel NOT return to the 1967 borders.

No surprise, Obama lied again!

2 comments:

Free Online Astrology said...

It's election time and threw all the manufactured controvers¬y about '67 borders he repeated the position adding all the required window dressing. But the only salient point is the '67 borders which are supported by the entire international community, most importantly the EU where Obama just happens to be going at the moment. Now Israeli intransige¬nce will spend summer providing Obama will all the justification required to let the September UN action move forward. All he needs to do now is watch while the fanatics in control of Israeli politics dig themselves in deep.

Employment Experts said...

It's a shame that a politician who I look up to would ignore the obvious human rights violations by Israel. It's really a shame that apartheid still exists in this world and I sincerely hope that U.S. policies to diplomacy in the Middle East developing into something more peaceful.

It is true that Hamas is terrible. But in my mind, Obama needs to bring the situation between these two states into perspective and see the tracks of trot committed.