Stanley Kurtz provides a detailed history on Barack Obama's connections with radical Palestinians- Edward Said, Rashid Khalidi, Alu Abunimah, and other Israel haters- Reverend Wright, and Bill Ayers, in the years before he ran for the U.S. Senate, and started needing Jewish money and votes, and the credibility that would come within broader liberal circles from acceptance by the Jewish community. So he began to tell the gullible liberal Jews that he really loved Israel. Some of us knew his pro-Israel rhetoric was a sham, and that he would never be a friend- that his sympathies were with the Palestinians, the Muslim victims of imperialism, colonialism and the West. Yes, this is how Obama thought until he cleaned up his act in 2004. In 2007, Ali Abunimah wrote an article that Obama's pro-Israel messaging was cynical. But hey, liberal Jews want nothing more than to bond with an articulate young black politician, maybe on his way to the White House. If he tells us he loves Israel, that must mean he does. So leaders in our community carried water for Obama- raising lots of money, making videos and speeches, sending out emails on his solid support for Israel. I will skip the Aggie jokes. If Obama is re-elected in 2013, do you think he will be pro-Israel in the next 4 years? On the contrary, I think Obama will then be free to be Obama.