If Mike Huckabee becomes president, he will consider using all available resources to stop abortions in the US – including a domestic military intervention. ‘I will not pretend there’s nothing we can do to stop this (abortions).’
Asked if he will use National Guard or FBI, Huckabee replied: “We’ll see, if I get to be president.” The former Arkansas governor said he would violate a landmark Supreme Court ruling to accomplish his goal of ending abortion.
Huckabee also hit the headlines when he told the rightwing media organization Breitbart that thanks to the Iran nuclear deal, President Obama would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven”. Last November, while in Europe, he said: “If you felt something incredibly powerful at Auschwitz and Birkenau over the 11 million killed worldwide and the 1.5 million killed on those grounds, cannot we feel something extraordinary about 55 million murdered in our own country in the wombs of their mothers?”
Next this Republican presidential candidate delivered a confused and garbled press conference in Jerusalem. At times taking positions even further to the right than that of Israel’s government, the former governor of Arkansas also at one point described Russia as the “Soviet Union” – when referring to its plans to supply Iran with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles – before correcting himself.
He also seemed to suggest that the West Bank bordered with one of Israel’s enemies, as opposed to Jordan, which has long enjoyed a peace treaty with Israel. He also said he was unsure if he would be the first US president to abandon a commitment to a two-state solution, despite having no policy he could articulate regarding the future of the Palestinian people.
An Evangelical Christian who has visited Israel dozens of times, Huckabee repeated his comments that the West Bank was part of Israel, adding that Israel should be free to expand there. “It is interesting to me that our government has put more pressure on the Israeli government to stop building bedrooms in their own neighborhoods, than on Iran to stop building bombs.”
On why the West Bank should be part of Israel, Huckabee appeared shaky on both geography and history: “I cannot imagine that any American who comes here would somehow feel that the Israelis are out of line in wanting to have as safe a barrier between them and their sworn enemies as possible.”
Again, the country neighboring the West Bank is Jordan! Jordan and Israel have a successful peace treaty in place!
Huckabee is not the first Republican hopeful to make a campaign stop in Israel during a presidential election cycle – Mitt Romney did the same in 2012. But Huckabee is certainly the first to have held a fundraiser for his campaign in an Israeli settlement.
Just imagine if Huckabee becomes president…
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