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Monday, August 18, 2008

Huckabee: Safer in Israel

Posted By on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 8:14 AM

Has Mike Huckabee's penchant for exaggeration bought him more unflattering attention? Or not? Ask yourself how he decides what portions of cities are safe and which are not.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, mentioned as a possible running mate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, yesterday said he feels safer in Israel than in American cities.

Huckabee made the comment as he headed off on a two-day trip to Israel, where he will meet with various groups to discuss the Mideast peace process, culture and international relations.

When asked about security in the violence-plagued country, Huckabee - who ran for president before bowing out in March - said he was not worried.

"I have no fear to go to Israel," Huckabee said before boarding a plane at Kennedy Airport.

"I felt more fear in American cities. I can walk down the streets of Tel Aviv at night without a problem. But I, of course, have the knowledge of which places not to go at night, just like any other city in America."

UPDATE: The Huckster shucks and jives re the safety remark on his PAC blog. I still want to ask him what outward evidence makes him deem which parts of what cities unsafe.

In an interview here, Huckabee says Israel should give up no occupied territory. That's in keeping with the right-wing organization that brought him on his visit.


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