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Saturday, September 18, 2004

Mr. Kerry blind-sided by Kirkpatrick...

Washington Times:

At one point during yesterday's town hall meeting, Mr. Kerry seemed to be blind-sided when audience member Bob Kirkpatrick asked him about U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians.

As Mr. Kirkpatrick said the U.S. must change "our shameful treatment of the Palestinians," Mr. Kerry nodded his head. But Mr. Kerry took issue with the man's statement that Israel is a theocracy, not a democracy.

"We're going to support Israel because Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, has a special relationship with the United States, is struggling for survival, is under attack," Mr. Kerry said.

After the event, Mr. Kirkpatrick said he agrees with Mr. Kerry on just about every other issue, but he still doesn't know if he will support Mr. Kerry in November because of the Palestinian question.

"It's going to be four more years as usual," he said, adding that he had expected Mr. Kerry to answer as he did, and asking the question was a way to get Mr. Kerry on the record.

"I wanted to have him say it in public," Mr. Kirkpatrick said, who during a follow-up question said Israel "has too much control over Congress," which is subservient to that nation's interests.

Mr. Kerry responded: "I disagree with you then. I don't believe we are subservient, I'm not subservient, and I'm not going to be subservient to anybody."

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