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May 05, 2002
Compare Armey's retraction to what he actually said on Hardball



On the Palestinian Situation
May 2, 2002

House Majority Leader Dick Armey issued the statement below following his appearance on Hardball with Chris Matthews:

"In my exchange with Chris Matthews tonight, I left the impression that I believe peaceful Palestinian civilians should be forcibly expelled from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This does not reflect my views. I was merely trying to convey my strong belief that Israel should yield no further territory until its security is assured and that the individuals who support terrorist acts may properly be exiled from the area."

"Let me be clear. Israel is fighting the same war on terrorism that we are fighting. I reaffirm my support for their right to defend themselves and secure their peace and security."

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