James “F*** the Jews, they don’t vote for us anyway” Baker: I barred Netanyahu from the State Department
James “F**k the Jews, they don’t vote for us anyway” Baker: I barred Netanyahu from the State Department
Former US Secretary of State James Baker seems quite pleased with the treatment that Prime Minister Netanyahu is receiving from the Obama administration. In fact, Baker claims that he too once barred Netanyahu from the State Department (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
“These kinds of things can happen from time to time,” Baker said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“There are always tensions in all foreign policy relationships, even with allies. But it can be overcome.”
Baker said that Netanyahu – then a senior Israeli official on foreign policy – had said that “American policy in the Middle East is based on lies and distortions” during the George H.W. Bush administration.
“I barred him from the State Department,” Baker said. “That may not be widely known.”
American policy in the Middle East was based on lies and distortions then and it still is now.