Democrats Say Iraq War Hurt Israel, Hampered Effort to Confront Iran

October 29, 2006 at 2:33 pm | Posted in Israel, political parties | Leave a comment

(Forward) Democrats in Congress are arguing that the Bush administration’s handling of the war in Iraq harmed Israel and is tying America’s hands in dealing with Iran’s nuclear threat.

They put forth the argument in an October 27 online town hall meeting dealing with issues relating to Israel.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stressed in the online discussion that “the war in Iraq has made both America and Israel less safe.” Rep. Alcee Hastings, the Florida Democrat who is a candidate to chair the House Intelligence Committee if the Democrats win Congress, argued that “Republican foreign policy strategy in Iraq has encouraged terrorist acts against Israel, and has made other nations less likely to cooperate with U.S. policies in the region.”

Read more at http://www.forward.com/articles/democrats-say-iraq-war-hurt-israel-hampered-effor/

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