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Obama: I disagree with McPeak

The Obama campaign has put out a statement on Gen. McPeak’s suggestion in 2003 that the pro-Israel lobby was to blame for the lack of progress in the peace process.

“Senator Obama’s longstanding commitment to Israel is clear to anyone who has reviewed his voting record, read his speeches or looked at his policy papers. As he has said, his support for our democratic ally Israel is based on America’s national interests and our shared values. Neither Senator Clinton nor Senator Obama agrees with every position their advisors take, and in this case Senator Obama disagrees with General McPeak’s comments.”