ATLAS SHRUGS:JERROLD NADLER LIES
“Jerry Nadler not only represents New York well, but he has represented the United States very well.”
– President Bill Clinton
Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York’s Eighth Congressional district. The Eighth, one of the most diverse districts in the nation, includes Manhattan’s West Side below 89th Street, Lower Manhattan, and areas of Brooklyn including Borough Park, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Sea Gate, Bay Ridge, and Bensonhurst.
Dem. Congressman: "Let [Russia] Invade Georgia. It's Right Next to Them."
At an event at a Boca Raton synagogue, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said that the United States should let Russia invade Georgia. Beginning at the 3:50 mark in the following YouTube video, which was recorded by Pamela Geller of the blog Atlas Shrugs, Nadler says:
We have not been willing to put our priorities properly. We have not been willing to say ... "Hey Russia, we won't expand NATO into the Ukraine and Georgia, right next to your borders, if you cooperate with us on Iran." ...
I think Iran and Israel are a hell of a lot more important than expanding NATO to Russia's borders. Why should we? What do we need it for?
Someone in the crowd says: "Because they invaded Georgia."
Nadler retorts: "So let 'em invade Georgia. It's right next to them. Would we tolerate a foreign--a Russian army in Mexico? Which is more important to us Georgia or Israel, frankly?"
Another voice in the crowd asks Nadler: "What is more important to us Czechoslovakia or Austria?"
"That's a completely separate kind of question," Nadler replies.
Update: At the beginning of the video, Geller mentions that the BBC reported there were phone banks in Gaza for Obama. Nadler replies: "Oh that's nonsense. ... You can invent facts, or read some stupid blog that invents a fact. ... I have never heard until this moment the allegation that someone's got phone banks in Gaza. If that were the case there would have been headlines all over the place. ... It would have been all over Fox News, and then everybody would have been answering it. ... It would have been a major campaign issue." Nadler needs to start reading conservative blogs.