Koch explained to The Algemeiner why he decided to back the President’s re-election even though he says he suspected that Obama would backtrack on his pro-Israel overtures. “I did what I thought was warranted and intelligent,” he said, “He was going to win! There was no question about it. I thought it would be helpful to have a Jewish voice there, being able to communicate.”
The Mayor says he has no regrets, “it’s wouldn’t make any difference. The Jews were going to vote for him no matter what. And that’s the nature of the Jews. They are always very solicitous of everybody else except their own needs and community.”
That’s putting it a little different from the way he phrased it in his official endorsement:
I’m confident President Obama will continue his unambiguous commitment to the Jewish state in his second term.
So why does anybody pay any attention to anything that comes out of his mouth?
At least the other Koch brothers mean what they say.