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Kerry Statement on Bush Remarks from the Knesset

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Kerry Statement on Bush Remarks from the Knesset

Senator John Kerry made the following statement today, in response to President Bush's partisan attacks from Israel's Knesset.

"President Bush is still playing the disgusting and dangerous political game Karl Rove perfected which is insulting to every American and disrespectful to our ally Israel.

"George Bush should be making Israel secure, not slandering Barack Obama from the Knesset. If George Bush believes engagement with Iran is appeasement, the first thing he should do when he comes home is demand the resignation of his own Cabinet. Secretary Gates and Secretary Rice have both favored negotiations with Iran.

"The bottom line is that George Bush's policies have made America less safe. The Middle East is more unstable than it's been in decades. Al Qaeda is reconstituted, Israel is more threatened, Hamas controls Gaza, Hezbollah threatens to take over Lebanon, Iran is stronger and Iraq is in chaos. America needs - and Israel deserves - presidential leadership that actually makes us safer and stronger."


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