President picks money over principle?
Top Obama donor's controversial statements about Israel
- Duration 7:14
- Date May 10, 2012
Top Obama donor's controversial statements about Israel
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I first was Bill Maher that it was Spike Lee and now another top Obama fund raiser is facing scrutiny this time over comments that she made bashing Israel.
Now Obama bundle or how I Hijazi has help raise between.
One and 200000 dollars for president Obama's campaign she has also made a personal donation in the past.
And thanks to break -- dot com we are being reminded about an outrageous New York Times op Ed that was written by the San Francisco Democrat in this.
She accused the Israelis of recklessly murders murdering innocent people.
While giving Palestinians -- I quote pass.
As god fearing Americans we cannot sit -- and continue to be silent.
When our tax dollars are financing a war that is causing the death of innocent civilians and is destroying places of worship.
An education really.
Or perhaps someone should inform Vice President Biden about who is taking money from because just this week speaking to a crowd of conservative rabbis.
Well Biden claimed this administration was well just about the best friend that Israel has ever had.
I'm proud of our record.
I believe you know presidents Harry Truman has done more for Israel's physical security and Barack Obama every important are administration at every juncture.
We've stood up on behalf.
Of the legitimacy the stadium history.
Whose -- that's one of the reasons I'm so proud.
I'm so proud to serve with president -- home -- I know this is the case they know and refund the hundreds of thousands of dollars or bundled by message Ozzie -- -- now with reaction Fox's contributor Liz Cheney.
And the author of hopelessly divided Fox News contributor Doug shone through welcome both -- -- listen -- -- about this pretty simple to -- It isn't that it's the president's a best friend Israel had widely snub.
The prime minister at the White House why did he do something we said we never did Israel to call on them to return a 67 borders.
And why would he accept money from a person that obviously takes a position that it's false number one and against our allies position.
Well you know I think that what you see here is Vice President Biden.
Continuing his unbroken record of being flat wrong on national security and foreign policy issues.
You know for somebody who served as many years as he did in the senate on the foreign relations committee and now as vice president I do think his record.
Mistakes in ignorance is is pretty much unparalleled.
And in this case it seems to me you've got to ask yourself why.
Given their views that this contributor has why she's -- and Barack Obama.
You know you know they're not gonna return the money they they you know we'll find reasons not to do that but what is it about the president's intentions in the second term that she feels -- in fact be in line with her views about that what's happening in the Middle East today.
Someone I'd be happy and pleased if they gave back the money from someone like mr.
-- -- put Obama has increased.
Military aid to Israel by 600 million dollars up to three point one billion.
They've cooperated on intelligence provided offensive in defense of weapons and indeed the policies of the Obama administration.
Are very close to those of the Bush Administration.
-- yes they let me tell you whether or not this bulletin would you do you think George Bush would invite the Muslim Brotherhood.
To the White House would've pushed out Hosni Mubarak who kept the peace Camp David accords for thirty years.
Would we give one point five billion taxpayer dollars to a terrorist group we have two presidential candidates now that -- talking about Jihad against America.
And and the implementation of Sharia law now and Egypt which seems likely.
What we're talking about Egyptian policy right.
Absolutely agree with him we talk winner but but but but that aren't really but they don't declared Israel the biggest enemy aren't -- getting money we're inviting them to the White House and that is that is horrific -- we're talking about.
Israel and bottom line bush and Obama both supported going back a bit -- I don't think I don't think if I don't -- two to the 67 lines.
Both of them supported a Palestinians state came -- my point.
-- you've -- and I agree with your point but it's about Egypt and Egyptian policy Qaeda and Obama's -- -- -- wanna jumping go ahead.
Yet now thank you look I think that that it's just simply not true what that saying I think if you look at the way that prime -- Netanyahu was treated when he first came to Washington.
If you look most recently the extent to which the president on one day said in front of a pack.
You know pro Israel audience.
But he has Israel's back and then the next day essentially walked it back and -- I didn't really mean that but most importantly you have to look at what's going on in Iran.
And I think that is the issue on which the United States and Israel should be standing shoulder to shoulder.
Instead this administration repeatedly conveys the idea that they're more afraid of an Israeli strike to stop that nuclear program then they are of an Irani -- nuclear program.
There's no better evidence of this space between the two nations.
-- let me let me move on yet another -- that I wanna get to my good -- -- -- great one mark -- you know brought up the issue of the announcing.
The intelligence issue in the fact that we had a well double agent a -- well.
As relates to this new Condo where bomber case and he was mark on his radio show.
The other day.
This executive branch throwing all this information out in the public realm.
Where our enemies can -- That's absolutely nuts senior US intelligence officials reporter think -- idiots those administration officials.
Now find out if you can.
-- -- putting this information out.
Weakening our national security and potentially exposing great patriots who put their necks on the line.
They get this information -- -- -- what other -- not blown out of the air because ice now politics.
-- -- -- -- -- -- You know it's really troubling you had -- chairman of the House Intelligence Committee calling for investigation today.
You know it's hard to say exactly where this week came from it is in fact the case that the Obama administration.
Has done things like invite Hollywood directors -- To share the details of the operation that got Osama bin Laden.
But whoever is in office when you have a leak like this that frankly threatens the operations you know the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said that this you know put a halt to -- critically important counterterrorism operation involving this new underwear bomber.
It was a double agent you've gotta investigate it and the Justice Department oddity is concerned about that as they are.
About a whole range of other things that frankly are not nearly as important.
I totally agree with you and I agree with mark.
-- this is disgraceful than this this was right in the middle of of the administration spike in the -- football and doing errands offense.
Again I think politics should be out of intelligence and foreign policy Steve Hadley.
-- on Iran that the bush policies in the Obama policies were relatively close he to say get politics out and I think.
With the bomber and the fact that the administration.
May well have played up politics is wrong and you know what the investigation.
Is warranted all right good to see and Liz has you -- don't.
She's doing great John thank you for asking right that's good news all the best of him from all of us and thank you both idealist but -- your -- be true.