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Presidential Candidates
By Micah Halpern

Sunday February 18, 2007

I've Been Thinking:

Two questions have been asked of me over and over as I travel the country speaking to groups and consulting with business leaders about the issues of terror and security:
Question # 1: Which candidate will best solve the problems of the Middle East
Question # 2: Which candidate is best for Israel

Answer # 1: I have not yet heard a clearly articulated policy about the Middle East from any potential candidate. When it comes to Iraq and Iran the would-be candidates have been taking an I-think- this-is-what-the people-want-to-hear stance, rather than a cold, calculated look at the entire Middle East picture.
The concept of "the law of foreseeable consequences" should not exist when talking about America's role in the Middle East, candidates should know and weigh all policy possibilities and all ramifications not just those that are easy to spin and to sell.

Answer # 2: No candidate, no matter which party, can run for president in 2008 without being pro-Israel.

The questions will continue. The answers will come.

4 June 2017 12:14 PM in Thoughts

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