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Jesse Jackson: Obama Will End Decades of U.S. Putting Israel’s Interests First

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson told the New York Post’s Amir Taheri that he promises “fundamental changes” in U.S. foreign policy, and that the country must heal wounds it has caused to other nations, revive its alliances and apologize for the “arrogance of the Bush administration.” Taheri writes:

The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where “decades of putting Israel’s interests first” would end.

Jackson believes that, although “Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades” remain strong, they’ll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House.

“Obama is about change,” Jackson told me in a wide-ranging conversation. “And the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it.”

It’s a wide-ranging interview that touches on a number of subjects, from the Bradley effect (whether people may be telling pollsters they favor the black candidate, but won’t end up voting for him.) to economics and more foreign affairs:

On Iran, he strongly supports Obama’s idea of opening a direct dialogue with the leadership in Tehran. “We’ve got to talk to tell them what we want and hear what they want,” Jackson says. “Nothing is gained by not talking to others.”

Would that mean ignoring the four UN Security Council resolutions that demand an end to Iran’s uranium-enrichment program? Jackson says direct talks wouldn’t start without preparations.

“Barack wants an aggressive and dynamic diplomacy,” he says. “He also wants adequate preparatory work. We must enter the talks after the ground has been prepared,” he says.

Jackson is especially critical of President Bush’s approach to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“Bush was so afraid of a snafu and of upsetting Israel that he gave the whole thing a miss,” Jackson says. “Barack will change that,” because, as long as the Palestinians haven’t seen justice, the Middle East will “remain a source of danger to us all.”

“Barack is determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims,” Jackson says. “Thanks to his background and ecumenical approach, he knows how Muslims feel while remaining committed to his own faith.”


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October 14, 2008 at 11:18 pm

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  1. mullah cimoc say fat, corrupt pig name jesse jackson finally say one true. but him still fat and corruption pig.

    now time for ameriki care about ameriki, to deport or to prison it neocon spies in white house, pentagon and usa media.

    who am william kristol? Am it israeli agent? Why him magazine never to make profit but just to happpy rupert murdoch. am murdoch israeli neocon agent? for to answer this question ameriki need google: +”Robert Maxwell” +mossad

    dumb ameriki keep the stupid by usa media. for this nobody of ameriki know maxwell him first rupert murdoch.

    now ameriki suffer so much and to future suffer because lose soul, become feminize, not man now just sissy. him son the gay homosexual and fag, it daughtrer slut take LBT (low back tattoo), wife to lesbian hate man not to cook any more. this the punish for feminize amriki mans.


    October 14, 2008 at 11:40 pm

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