White House: Israel is absolutely irreplaceable and valuable ally

Posted on June 22, 2007 In Blog

Here’s the full Q & A in the White House Press Briefing with Tony Snow yesterday:

Q Tony, the President had a very strong statement yesterday on the Middle East. Are you trying to send a special signal to the Arabs and to terrorist groups? And what are the amounts of the economic and military aid that are being proposed?

MR. SNOW: Well, we’re not going to tell you the amounts. Obviously we’re in the process – next year it’s going to come time once again to re-up military aid in the 10-year package. And when people have figured out the numbers, I’m sure they’ll be happy to announce them. What the President is really doing is once again reiterating support for Israel, which is a bulwark for democracy and an absolutely irreplaceable and valuable ally.