Friday, March 31, 2006

Raimondo on the Lobby

Justin Raimondo talks about the Walt-Mearsheimer paper and that Walt will be stepping down from his seat here.

The level of the discussion on the paper has been very poor, including an absurd article in the Boston Globe whch I haven't had time to comment on. They all talk about "innacruacies," but never list them, and of course David Duke is mentioned multiple times.

I personally think the AARP is another lobby that advocates for the interest of its members to the determent of the US as a whole. Do I hate old people? No. Is this a point that can be debated? Yes.

Why we can't have a similar debate about AIPAC and its activities?

The hate campaign directed at Mearsheimer and Walt underscores and validates the study's contention that all attempts to objectively discuss our Israel-centric foreign policy and the pivotal role played by the Lobby are met with outright intimidation. We have O.J. Simpson defender and pro-Israel fanatic Alan Dershowitz claiming that the scholarly duo filched the majority of their sources from "hate sites" – although how Dershowitz knows this, without having looked directly over their shoulders as they wrote, is very far from clear. But don't worry, he assures us, a "team" of researchers on his staff is looking into the matter. One wonders if this is the same "team" that looked into the evidence and concluded that Simpson was innocent.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to his office Dean Walt announced his stepdown from Dean a year ago. Not that I'm defending the truly disgusting attacks on his study, "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" it's just that I want to make sure all facts are straight.

3/31/2006 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger Brian said...


I didn't say that he was forced out, but I wasn't really sure.

Thanks for the clarification.

3/31/2006 12:01:00 PM  

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