$1m Obama donor reckons Israel controls the US State Department
We know Bill Maher is no stranger to a spliff... but was he high when he said this?
JAMIE WEINSTEIN, EDITOR AT DAILY CALLER: Just yesterday, there was a new speech that they believe in which during the question and answer [session] at Rutgers University, Hagel claimed that the State Department was controlled by the Israeli government. Israeli foreign ministry controls the government.
DONNA BRAZILE, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: You see, Bill, what they're doing is they're going after every --
BILL MAHER, HOST OF "REAL TIME" ON HBO: And it’s not?
WEINSTEIN: Well, there's two things wrong with that. One is that -- it’s, you know, kind of suggesting Israeli power is controlling things. Number two, of all the branches of the government, the State Department being the most pro-Israel branch is ridiculous.
MAHER: Based on every statement I’ve heard out of any Republican in the last two years, the Israelis are controlling our government.
WEINSTEIN: Not the State Department, that’s for sure.
(HBO's Real Time, February 15, 2013)
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