House overwhelmingly backs Israel in vote

by | Jul 20, 2006 | Stress Blog | 23 comments

From the AP:

“The House, displaying a foreign affairs solidarity lacking on issues like Iraq, voted overwhelmingly Thursday to support Israel in its confrontation with Hezbollah guerrillas.The resolution, which was passed on a 410-8 vote, also condemns enemies of the Jewish state.

House Republican leader John Boehner cited Israel’s “unique relationship” with the United States as a reason for his colleagues to swiftly go on record supporting Israel in the latest flare-up of violence in the Mideast.”

Unique relationship? What the hell does that mean?

Protecting Israels interests is detrimental to our own – that is if peace, security and commerce are our interests. If our interests are in permanent war, then I suppose they dovetail quite nicely with those of the Israelis.

Update: The Eight Dissenters: Abercrombie, Conyers, Dingell, Kilpatrick, McDermott, Paul, Rahall, Stark.

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