Theodore's World: Mike Pence On Obama and Israel: "Mr. President, Whose Side Are You On?"

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June 11, 2010

Mike Pence On Obama and Israel: "Mr. President, Whose Side Are You On?"

U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, delivered the following remarks on the House floor yesterday......

Congressman Mike Pence:


“We all grieve the loss of life that occurred last week when a flotilla designed to challenge Israel's effective blockade of Gaza ended in military confrontation. But Israel has a right to defend itself.

“The history is clear in that region; Gaza is controlled by a terrorist organization known as Hamas. Hamas used Gaza as a launching pad for thousands of rockets that killed innocent civilians in Israel. Israel responded with military force and has instituted a blockade that has saved lives in Gaza and in Israel. And there's no humanitarian crisis. Ten thousand tons of food and medical supplies are transferred into Gaza every single week.

“Remarkably, yesterday the president said it was time for Israel to sharply limit its effective blockade in Gaza, saying ‘the situation in Gaza is unsustainable.’

“The truth is, Mr. President, your policy in Israel is unsustainable.

“The American people are on the side of Israel and Israel’s right to defend herself.

“Mr. President, whose side are you on?”

Wild Thing's comment.......

Pence, DeMint, Ryan, Boehner, and we do have several others have really been doing good and I am grateful. If you can let them know we are watching and see they are taking a stand. Even words of encouragement help to give them so they keep it up and don't back down.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 11, 2010 08:47 AM