Sunday, May 22, 2011

Steny Hoyer Just Slapped Down Obama's 1967 Borders Statement #aipac

Watching the live feed from AIPAC, Steny Hoyer just slapped down Barack Obama's assertion that Israel should return to its 1967 borders:

Israel's borders must be defensible and must reflect reality on the ground!...

...the reconciliation of Hamas and Fatah puts the future in doubt ... let us make this clear: peace can only be achieved by a return to the negotating table without pre-conditions...

I believe in Palestinian statehood, but I oppose [an outside force imposing it]... peace cannot be imposed, it must be negotiated ...

We will not compromise or temporize, we will not ... fund a government that does not recognize ... Israel's right to exist...

Sounds like Hoyer has completely repudiated the "Obama Doctrine".


2 comments:

R said...

..one of the few things Hoyer has done right.

astonerii said...

Actually, peace can be imposed. It was imposed in almost every single conflict in the history of mankind. We did not negotiate an end to World War II. We imposed an end to World War II by making it very clear that the choice was their death or their surrender. We did this with Germany and Japan.

In fact, I would say that many of the continuing and never ending fighting that goes on in the world today is due to a lack of imposed peace as opposed to the new negotiate peace. Evil cannot be negotiated with to any good ends.