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Dems Try Out BIG LIE Saying Pres. Obama Has Been to Israel Over and Over Again

July 29, 2012

Pelosi: President Obama’s Been to Israel ‘Over and Over Again’

William Kristol

July 28, 2012 10:43 AM

Daniel Halper has called attention to Nancy Pelosi‘s remarkable interview with Al Hunt on the topic of Barack Obama and Israel. I’d note one comment in particular: Pelosi’s claim that President Obama “has been there [Israel] over and over again.”

(Doesn’t Media KNOW ANYTHING? Why was she not challended immediately by Al Hunt, a supposed newsman.)  Albert R. Hunt Jr. (born December 4, 1942) is the executive Washington editor for Bloomberg News, a subsidiary of Bloomberg L.P. Hunt hosts the Sunday morning talk show Political Capital on Bloomberg Television, which airs on Friday night.

Wow. I’m involved with the Emergency Committee for Israel. We have an ad up in several states calling attention to the fact that President Obama, who’s been quite the world traveler, has never visited Israel as president. Did we make a terrible mistake? Were we unjust to President Obama? Do we have to pull down the ad?

No, no, and no. Contrary to Pelosi’s apparent claim, President Obama hasn’t been to Israel over and over again. He’s never been as president, which is certainly what Pelosi implied. Well, maybe he visited Israel “over and over” before becoming president, and that’s what Pelosi meant to say? No. When he was senator, Obama went on two trips to Israel, once with several other freshmen members of Congress, and then as a presidential candidate. And he’d never been interested enough in Israel to visit as a private citizen. So much for the notion that Obama’s been “over and over again.”

So Pelosi is wrong, and the Emergency Committee is right. But Pelosi’s resort to a whopper to try to reassure pro-Israel voters does suggest how worried Democrats must be about the reaction to Obama’s attempt to create distance between his administration and Israel, as Obama’s Israel policy gets more scrutiny.

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