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At AIPAC, Clinton declares the U.S. commitment to Israel is ‘rock solid’

At AIPAC, Clinton declares the U.S. commitment to Israel is ‘rock solid’

Secretary Clinton gave a speech this morning at the AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) policy conference in which she declared, “For President [Barack] Obama, for me, and for this entire administration, our commitment to Israel’s security and Israel’s future is rock solid,” according the text of her speech that was released by the State Department.

Alluding to Israel’s recent “insulting” announcement of a new housing project in East Jersulem, Clinton said, “As Israel’s friend, it is our responsibility to give credit when it is due and to tell the truth when it is needed.”

Here’s what Clinton should have said, based on the contest over at Tom Ricks’s Best Defense blog.