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Flashback: Bush Also Threatened To Withhold Loan Guarantees From Israel
What right-wing critics of Mitchell’s suggestion do not acknowledge is that threatening to freeze loan guarantees is hardly unique to the Obama administration. In fact, the last time such a threat was made was under President George W. Bush. In 2003, Bush made the explicit threat to withhold loan guarantees from the Israelis due to the expansion of their “security fence” deep into Palestinian territory. Bush’s father went even further. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush briefly cut off loan guarantees to the Israeli government over their settlement policies, successfully forcing “Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir…to attend the Madrid Peace Conference.”
originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: DBCowboy
Yeah...but it is not the president who should benefit, it's the country he represent that should benefit...right?
originally posted by: lakenheath24
You can bet they all have and why in the hell WOULDNT they? Pretty sure Obama held up aid to Pakistan...and of course we have Reagan and the contras.
This was a stupid thing for Dems to do. Thets the whole bit about foreign aid...do as we say or no hay.