Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday during a meeting in New York that the new GOP majority in the House will "serve as a check" on the Obama administration, a statement unusual for its blunt disagreement with U.S. policy delivered directly to a foreign leader...
...Ron Kampeas from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency news agency found Cantor's comments extremely surprising, writing, "I can't remember an opposition leader telling a foreign leader, in a personal meeting, that he would side, as a policy, with that leader against the president. Certainly, in statements on one specific issue or another -- building in Jerusalem, or somesuch -- lawmakers have taken the sides of other nations. But to have-a-face to face and say, in general, we will take your side against the White House -- that sounds to me extraordinary."
What a tool.
It's certainly easy to forget this meeting of Democrat Chris Dodd (D-CT) with Syrian dictator-slash-Iranian-terror puppet Bashar Assad against the wishes of the Bush White House.
Or this meeting between the pathetic John Kerry (D-MA) and Assad.
Or the time that the disgraceful Bill Nelson (D-FL) met with Assad.
And who could forget this meeting between Stretch Pelosi and Assad?
Not only did Democrat leaders meet with the head of the terror-state; not only did they fly across the globe to meet; but they also did so in the midst of the Iraqi conflict in which:
• Syria was secretly building its own nuclear facility (later destroyed by the Israelis, thankfully)...
• Credible military reports stated that Assad was (and is still) holding Saddam Hussein's WMDs...
• And, worst of all, Syria was actively exporting weapons to Iraq's insurgents during the war that were used to kill American troops.
In a late update to the article, however, Terkel happens to remember one of many visits by Democrat leaders to express support for Syria's terror-state, but only to attempt to point out GOP "hypocrisy".
Yes, dimwit, because Syria -- a puppet of Iran -- was and is a known terror-state and avowed enemy of the U.S. Its support for Hezbollah, for instance, was also instrumental in the bombing that killed 241 U.S. Marines.
Not that you'd remember any of that, "Terkel" -- if that is your name.
Hat tip: Memeorandum.