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Talk about weird. The Broward County, FL, organization of Log Cabin Republicans runs an ad featuring a photo of the dead body of Chris Stevens, the late ambassador to Libya, and ties his murder into Islam and Israel. A little bit like Pam Geller saying that the choice is jihad or Israel. Well, the national organization is embarrassed by the ad, and has disavowed it. To Michael Oren, no less. From Josh Rogin at Foreign Policy

“If the Obama administration isn’t going to protect Gay/Gay-friendly American citizens from the terror of Islamic radicalism, what makes you think they will protect us from Shariah law… anywhere?” the ad reads. “Support Israel in this hour of darkness. Vote Republican!”…

[Log Cabin Republican exec R. Clarke] Cooper said that as an Army veteran and former diplomat, he was personally embarrassed by the ad and was embarrassed to have to explain it to two pro-Israel, pro-gay rights officials he knows personally, Israeli Amb. Michael Oren and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), whom he has worked for in the past.

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  1. annie on October 13, 2012, 11:54 am

    hmm, yes very weird. israel will protect america from sharia law, vote republican…or something.

  2. Citizen on October 13, 2012, 8:40 pm

    So now the GOP has its own Rainbow Coalition?

  3. Citizen on October 13, 2012, 9:08 pm

    Here’s Phil questioning Iran180 on the street.
    So who does the young lady represent, whether she knows it or not?
    http://mondoweiss.net/2012/09/anti-iran-street-theater-group-denies-it-has-israel-agenda-wait-a-second.html

  4. ColinWright on October 14, 2012, 2:58 pm

    Another ‘where to put it?’ From Haaretz:

    Israeli leaders hold the record for the most official visits to the United States since 1874. Benjamin Netanyahu alone stopped by more than all of China’s leaders in the past 138 years…”

    Just in case anyone doubts how utterly dependent Israel is on the United States — and by implication, the degree of responsibility we bear for her behavior.

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