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AIPAC to go on mourning for Ted Kennedy

According to one tally, Ted Kennedy voted 100 percent in concert with positions taken by Aipac, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Tom Dine, who served as Aipac’s executive director from 1980-93, was a defense and foreign policy advisor to Kennedy.

In the run-up to his tough 1994 Senate campaign against Mitt Romney, Kennedy accumulated some $45,000 from pro-Israel political action committees over the years, according to former Aipac legislative director Doug Bloomfield, “and presumably a lot more from individual pro-Israel donors, considering his long record of support for U.S. taxpayer aid for Israel.”

In the 1980 presidential race, writes Jeffrey S. Helmreich, “polls indicated that Carter would beat Kennedy in the New York Democratic primary by a margin of 54 to 28 percent. But on March 1, Carter’s UN Ambassador, Donald F. McHenry, voted for a viciously anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council condemning Israeli settlement activity in Jerusalem. Three weeks later, Kennedy beat Carter in New York by 59 percent to 41 percent.”

In a statement following Kennedy’s death, Israeli Prime Miniiter Benjamin Netanyahu said, “(Senator) Kennedy has been a friend for 30 years, a great American patriot, a great champion of a better world, a great friend of Israel. He will be sorely missed.”
Source: Jewish Journal

Another branch of AIPAC, the ADL, announced that it too would be wearing black for 30 days, to honor Ted 'Moshe' Kennedy. Abe Foxman, ADL's head, said he bought a smart black DKNY evening gown and matching pumps that he will wear to honor the Senator from Tel Aviv.

Perhaps 'Teddy' was trying to avoid the same fate Israel meted out to his brothers?

Q. "What do you tell a Senator from Massachusetts to vote on an issue affecting Israel?"

A." No need to, since you done told him twice"

Is any better praise needed than that from one of the 9/11 architects?


At Friday, August 28, 2009, Blogger qrswave said...

that explains all the post-mortem praise he's getting in the media

had he been a vile "anti-semite" and voted even occasionally against israel, the media would have spit on his grave and dug up dirt on him from the day he was born.

At Friday, August 28, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

There's plenty of dirt to be dug, but no one is looking.

From his drinking and womanizing to his cheating in college, to his daddy getting him sent not to Korea, but Germany and reducing his four years of service to two.

And the Kennedy fortune, which Joe Sr. made from being a booze runner during Prohibition.

But we won't go there, it makes us not think of Camelot.

At Friday, August 28, 2009, Blogger andie531 said...

Ted was known as the dumbest of the three Kennedy brothers. However, he was smart in the sense that he promoted policies that wouldn't get him assassinated. Not that the other two were saints.

When Jack went up against the Israelis, it was curtains. Ted made sure it didn't happen to him.

At Friday, August 28, 2009, Blogger Musique said...

Teddy Drunkalot & sinkachickalot.

At Saturday, August 29, 2009, Blogger ewingsc said...

Aye, it's amazing what shooting and blowing up the private planes of family members can do to one's integrity.
I, too, sorely miss Camelot.


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