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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 11:59 AM
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An open letter to Barack Obama
An open letter to Barack Obama

Mr. President:

The whole world celebrated your election as the first African American president of the U.S. I did not. Neither did the inhabitants of the concentration camp where I live.

Your sympathetic visit to Sderot--an Israeli town which was the Palestinian village of Najd until 1948, when its people were ethnically cleansed--your first visit three years earlier to a kibbutz in northern Israel in support of its residents, and your pledge to be committed to the security of the state of Israel and its "right" to retain unified Jerusalem as the capital city of the Jewish people, to give but few examples, were all clear indications of where your heart lies.

Another reason for the writing of this letter is shock at the indifference and arrogance with which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dismissed Palestinian concerns about Israel's illegal Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank. Only a few weeks ago, you made the admirable statement that all Jewish settlement construction must halt, and you made it clear that this included the expansion of existing settlements as well as the construction of new settlements.

However, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu let it be known that he had no intention of stopping settlements, you missed a historic opportunity to draw a line--no more billions and no more weapons for Israel unless and until this condition is met. Now Secretary of State Clinton has the Herculean task of pretending that your position on Jewish settlements has not changed, though it is clear you have chosen not to use the very real power at your disposal to bring Israeli policy into line.

About six months after your election, you gave a speech in Cairo, addressed to the Arab and Islamic worlds, which some people found impressive. I found it impressive in form, but not in substance, because your actions have not matched your rhetoric.

Read more at: http://socialistworker.org/2009/11/19/open-letter-to-ob...
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 01:18 PM
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1. wow. you've outdone yourself. what a lying pos from the
worldnetdaily of the nuttso left. For those that don't believe there's a hatefilled (thankfully small) segment of the left, wsw is the proof of it.

disgusting- though not at all unexpected.

fuck the author of this crap.
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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 01:33 PM
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2. sadly, there are plenty here at DU who swallow this crap in whole
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 05:34 PM
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3. The letter's been published elsewhere, not just at wsws....
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=239943

I figure if anyone doesn't like the source Indy posted, they can click on the link I just posted and read it there and focus on what the open letter says rather than where it's been published :)
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BunkerHill24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 11:57 PM
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4. WOW! What a Hot-Dog you are!
You seem always to quick to project what someone else wrote...like someone with BI-Polar personality.

Why not instead read the entire article and then form your argument/disagreement instead of using the F-bomb?





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cqo_000 Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 02:58 AM
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Great Letter!
Sign my name to that!
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cqo_000 Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-22-09 02:58 AM
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5. double post
Edited on Sun Nov-22-09 02:59 AM by cqo_000
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