Vice President Biden’s Stirring Remarks
Summary: March 5, 2013 - New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary. The full text of this week's commentary follows: Vice President Joe Biden gave an important speech on the Middle East this week. Here are a few excerpts: “Let me reaffirm our commitment to the State of Israel… It’s not only a longstanding, moral commitment, it’s a strategic commitment. An independent Israel, secure in its own borders… is in the practical, strategic interests of the United States of America … If there weren’t an Israel, we’d have to invent one.” On Iran, the vice president did not mince words: “It’s not only in Israel’s interest that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon, it’s in the interest of the U.S.… As a matter of fact, it’s in the interest of the entire world… Our commitment is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Period. End of discussion… Big nations can’t bluff… And Pres. Obama is not bluffing.” At AJC, we applaud Vice President Biden’s stirring remarks. Visit us at ajc.org. Like us on facebook.com/ajcglobal. This is David Harris of AJC.