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America's entanglement with Israel

Beck and his Yale referee Lieberman reunite for “dignified and good” stand with Israel

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Ever wonder how someone like Glenn Beck got so far? As the saying might go, behind the worst demagogue there’s a “true liberal” like Joe Lieberman…

GLENN BECK: Joining me now, Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman. Hello, Senator, how are you, sir?

SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN , I-CONN.: Glenn, I’m good. I’m glad to be with you and I’d write that reference letter to Yale again if you want to go back to divinity school.

BECK: What do you have against Yale? Why? All right.

LIEBERMAN: To explain to your viewers, I met Glenn when he was doing a morning radio show in New Haven, Connecticut, quite a long time ago. And we just got to be friends, and I was impressed with him. And I must say, though you’re right, we haven’t agreed a lot of the time, I’ve been really proud of your remarkable rise over the years since then.

BECK: Well, thank you, sir. I called you and you said, yes, you would be there and you said mainly because — if I may quote you — mainly because of what you saw me do in Washington on 8/28 that “it was not a political event” and that you knew you could trust that this event would be something dignified and good.

LIEBERMAN: Absolutely right. Look, first, I think the idea of the Restoring Courage gathering in Jerusalem is an important idea and a very constructive one at a very important time for Israel and a time that also could be potentially destructive for Israel and for us — for the United States of America, and I know you want it to be nonpartisan, nondenominational.

It’s not against anybody or any group; it’s to stand with Israel at a time when a lot of the rest of the world is attempting to delegitimize Israel. And the — for me, the confidence that I have in thanking you for this idea and telling you that, God willing and a Senate schedule willing, I’m going to be with you in Jerusalem in August is what you did here in Washington last August. A lot of people said it was going to be partisan, it was going to be political, it was going to be divisive, it was a magnificently unifying day that was all about American values and, frankly, about the faith in God that most Americans share.

So it’s with that confidence and a little encouragement by some clergy, both Christian and Jewish who I respect, who are going to be there, are already a part of this, that I’m happy to come on today and say I’m going to stand with you in standing for Israel.

Read the rest of this “nonpartisan” lovefest here.

Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

July 12, 2011 at 8:45 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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