Solarz said Israel’s security was a reason for Gulf War

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Steve Kornacki says that the late Stephen Solarz made Chuck Schumer what he is today, though Schumer had the temerity to vote against the 91 Gulf war, as a Brooklyn congressman. And then the next year:

When [Bill] Clinton’s [presidential] campaign ran into trouble after a loss in New Hampshire to Paul Tsongas, Solarz was dispatched to Florida to scare Democrats away from Tsongas with claims that Tsongas, through his opposition to the Gulf War, had endangered Israel’s security. If Clinton won, it seemed, Solarz just might get that promotion to secretary of state.

(thanks to Jeff Blankfort)

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  1. Avi
    December 1, 2010, 12:55 pm

    That was then. This is now.

    The US and is meddling in Lebanon’s affairs on Israel’s behalf and with Israel’s cooperation as it seeks to destabilize Lebanon and marginalize Hizbollah — the scapegoat in the Hariri assassination plot.

    Of course, Lebanon is not the only target.

    Iran is in the crosshairs, as well.

    Yossi Melman:

    On top of assassinating nuclear scientists to terrorise others and force some to quit, it is believed that Mossad was also behind penetrating Iranian purchasing networks and selling them flawed equipment of its nuclear enrichment centrifuges and most recently by planting a virus which has damaged the nuclear computers at Natanz.

  2. RoHa
    December 1, 2010, 10:02 pm

    “Israel’s security was a reason for Gulf War”

    “A” reason?

  3. yourstruly
    December 1, 2010, 10:06 pm

    “So tell me, Mr. President, what was the reason my daughter died in Afghanistan?”

    “The truth?”

    “The truth.”

    “To protect America’s ally, Israel.’

    “Protect Israel? I don’t remember you saying that when you took the Presidential oath.”

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