Olmert at Aipac: United with Bush on Iran
The Real News Network

June 4 – Just as the Democratic Party was securing itsnominee during their South Dakota and Montana primaries last night, IsrealiPrime Minister Ehud Olmert was giving a speech to more than 7,000 people at theAIPAC dinner in Washington with possibly just as much consequence on the futureof America’s foreign policy. 

In the midst of a conference that has been immersed in thequestion of how to deal with the conceived threat Iran presents, Olmertencouraged sanctions on Iran and nations that refine gasoline for Iran, andcalled for nations to make it clear that Iranian businesses are not welcomewithin their borders. He based this on the grounds that Iran is the world’s“largest exporter of terrorism” and that the country’s “defiance ofinternational resolutions and its continued tactics of deception and denialleave no doubt as to the urgent need for more drastic and robust measures.”

This the same day Israeli newspaper Ha’arertz reported thatOlmert will “try to convince Bush to set aside the national intelligenceEstimate on Iran’s nuclear program in favor of data presented by Israel, anddetermine the administration’s policy on Iran accordingly.” 

With John McCain and Condoleezza Rice in the sidelinestaking equally hostile positions on Iran at th... >>>

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