Susan Rice: UN Recognition of Palestinian State = "Exceedingly Politically Damaging in Our Domestic Context

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Media_httpwwwjpostcom_ahpgc...Susan Rice and the Obama adminstration is very worried about losing Jewish voters in 2012, if the Palestinians are recognized by the United Nations.

Yet, in a video you see that Susan Rice is worried about something else; losing Congress' financial and political support of the United Nations; an idea first put forth by John Bolton and since supported by a number of different individuals in Congress.
Here is the important quote: And this would be exceedingly politically damaging in our domestic context, as you can well imagine. And I cannot frankly think of a greater threat to our ability to maintain financial and political support for the United Nations in congress than such an outcome.
The video was censored; the quote appears around the 6:30 mark.
what is amusing is in the Reagan administration it was ("Fuck the Jews, they don't vote for us anyway.") Baker who threatened to withdraw funding to the United Nations when the United Nations said it would create Palestine.
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