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Ron Paul says Pelosi Removed Clause From Bill to Suit Iz lobby

June 19, 2008

Representative Ron Paul says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi removed a section from a bill passed by Congress which would have barred the U.S. from going to war with Iran without a congressional vote, claiming she did so at the behest of the leadership of Israel and AIPAC.

Paul, a former Republican presidential contender who formally removed himself from the party’s nomination race last week, makes the allegation on C-SPAN during a recently held foreign policy conference in Virginia.

Paul says Pelosi’s first act as House Speaker in 2006 was to “deliberately” remove a portion of a legislative spending bill which said the United States “can’t go to war with Iran without getting approval from Congress.”

According to Paul, Pelosi and her allies in the chamber’s Democratic leadership initially accepted the bill designed to outline an Iraq exit strategy, but during a revision of the legislation excluded the statement regarding the need for congressional approval of any military assault on the neighboring country of Iran.

“She [Pelosi] removed it deliberately,” Paul says. “And then, the astounding thing is, when asked why, she said the leadership in Israel asked her to. That was in the newspaper, that was in ‘The Washington Post,’ that she was asked by AIPAC and others not to do that.”

Newsmax.com – Ron Paul Claims Pelosi Spiked Iran Bill

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3 Responses to “Ron Paul says Pelosi Removed Clause From Bill to Suit Iz lobby”

  1. Ron Paul says Pelosi Removed Clause From Bill to Suit Iz lobby on June 19th, 2008 9:10 pm

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  2. Victor on June 20th, 2008 10:23 am

    This is outrageous. AIPAC has too much political clout over America. Cannot the Israelis fight their own wars? I believe the Old Testament and New Testament commands the Israelites to stand THEIR GROUND

  3. victor on June 20th, 2008 10:27 am

    This is outrageous. Even in the old testament, God commanded the Israelites to STAND THEIR GROUND; NOT THE EGYPTIANS,OR ANYONE ELSE. What Israel needs to do is to stop
    leaning on everyone else and make an example of the Iranians should they decide to attack Israel. Depending on someone else to fight your battles is inviting defeat. (Art of War; Sun Tsu).

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