CINCINNATI (TDB) -- AIPAC had a big gathering in New York this weekend where Sen. Hillary Clinton strongly denounced Iran. Although she did not mention going to war -- as many have suggested President George W. Bush is planning -- Clinton used undiplomatic language and described the nation's leaders as contemptuous.
A brief item appeared on AIPAC's Web site under the headline, Sen. Clinton Calls Iran Threat to United States and Israel.
"Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) told a crowd of more than 1,700 AIPAC supporters that Iran is a danger to the United States and one of Israel's greatest threats.
"The senator's remarks took place during AIPAC's Annual New York Dinner, which included an address by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). Other guests included presidential candidate John Edwards, former Gov. George Pataki, several House members and at least two dozen state and local officials.
"Sen. Clinton called the Iranian administration "pro-terrorist," and said Iran's Holocaust denial places its leadership in company with the most despicable bigots and historical revisionists.
"Karnit Goldwasser, wife of kidnapped Israeli soldier Ehud Goldwasser, also addressed the dinner guests, thanking America's pro-Israel community for standing by Israel. Her husband is one of two Israeli soldiers being held captive by Hizballah."
[Ed Note: Of interest and no important note is that AIPAC called her Hillary Rodham Clinton. Who else uses "Rodham" these days? Hasn't she dropped her maiden name.]