Powell Explains ‘Jewish Lobby’: ‘That Term Slips Out from Time to Time’

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 at 7:40 am

Yesterday, David Gregory asked Colin Powell about Chuck Hagel’s remark that “the Jewish lobby” intimidates a lot of people on Capitol HIll. “What kind of thinking does that reflect? Can you understand pro-Israel senators being concerned by that comment?”

Powell responded: “They shouldn’t be that concerned. That terms slips out from time to time. There was an article this week that the Israeli newspaper Haaretz has occasionally used the same thing. And so Chuck should have said Israeli lobby, and not Jewish lobby, and perhaps he needs to write on a blackboard 100 times, “It is the Israeli lobby.” But there is an Israeli lobby. There are people who are very supportive of the state of Israel. I’m very supportive of the state of Israel. So is Senator Hagel, and you’ll see that in the confirmation hearings, but it doesn’t mean you have to agree with every single position that the Israeli government takes.”

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2 Responses to “Powell Explains ‘Jewish Lobby’: ‘That Term Slips Out from Time to Time’”

  1. JeffC on 14/14/13 at 10:12 am

    and the phrase lazy “slips out from time to time” as well … but that makes one a racist according to Powell becasue lazy translates to shiftless in his racialist view of the world …

  2. mike191 on 15/15/13 at 8:56 am

    Mr.Powell was just being “lazy” with the defense of Scooter libbey.Spot on-Jeff C.