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Friday, October 07, 2005

Zogby slams DeLay as Zionist conspirator

James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute has a column out this week. In it, he attacks Tom DeLay for his non-support of the Palestinians:
It goes without saying that Arab Americans and those concerned with Middle East peace will shed no tears over DeLay's fall from grace. The Congressman has long been a fierce opponent of all things Palestinian and Arab. In the 1990s he opposed President Clinton's proposal to provide aid request to the West Bank and Gaza.
So far, so good. Back to Zogby, who just happens to be a member of the DNC Executive Committee:
When President Bush proposed $20 million to support Palestinians elections, DeLay reprogrammed the money to pay an Israeli utility bill. He even forced humiliating conditions on President Bush's recent aid designed to strengthen Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Those humiliating conditions included completely unreasonable elements like "quit buying brand-new Audis while your people starve" and "stop blowing up buses." Let's hear again from Zogby:
De Lay, who once called himself "an Israeli of the heart," also rejected President Bush's support of a Palestinian state, calling it a "sovereign state of terrorists," and he even denied that there is any such thing as "occupied territory."
How dare Tom DeLay suggest that the Palestinians are not peace-loving people?

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