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Full text of Biden's speech at AIPAC policy conference

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., right, with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference in Washington on Monday.
(image by Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency)

There is a standup guy. There is a standup guy. Standing up for his country, putting his life on the line for his country, and continuing to defend the values that we all share. (Applause.) I'm a fan of the man. (Applause.) Thanks for being here, Ehud. It's good to be with you again. That's why we've worked so hard to make sure Israel keeps its qualitative edge in the midst of the Great Recession. I've served with eight Presidents of the United States of America, and I can assure you, unequivocally, no President has done as much to physically secure the State of Israel as President Barack Obama. (Applause.) President Obama last year requested $3.1 billion in military assistance for Israel-the most in history. He has directed close coordination, strategically and operationally, between our government and our Israeli partners, including our political, military and intelligence leadership.

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"Bring ME the donkey!" [[VID64]] 5:06... by Kyle McDermott on Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 at 10:18:24 PM