Tuesday, May 27, 2008

U.S. Presidential Campaign (1988)

1988 Dry Bones cartoon - Pro-Israel Posturing by U.S. Presidential Hopefuls: A Seasonal Event.
Pro-Israel posturing and empty promises by presidential hopefuls is a traditional and seasonal event. As it was back twenty years ago in the campaign of 1988, so it is today in the campaign of 2008.

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According to the Chicago Tribune:

Obama: 'Unshakable commitment' to Israel
By Mike Dorning | Tribune correspondent
May 23, 2008

"BOCA RATON, Fla. - Barack Obama went to a synagogue in South Florida on Thursday to pledge unwavering support for Israel's security as he sought to assuage Jewish concerns about his foreign policy views and strengthen his support within a crucial Democratic constituency in this swing political state.

The Illinois senator, the leading Democratic presidential contender, provided assurances of traditional positions on relations with Israel, promising an "unshakable commitment" to its security, praising the bond between the U.S. and Israel and declaring he would not negotiate with Hamas and Hezbollah, groups the U.S. considers terrorist organizations."-more

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