Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Soros on AIPAC

George Soros writes that AIPAC has become a major problem for the US.

One explanation [for lack of discussion on Israel] is to be found in the pervasive influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which strongly affects both the Democratic and the Republican parties.[2] AIPAC's mission is to ensure American support for Israel but in recent years it has overreached itself. It became closely allied with the neocons and was an enthusiastic supporter of the invasion of Iraq. It actively lobbied for the confirmation of John Bolton as US ambassador to the United Nations. It continues to oppose any dialogue with a Palestinian government that includes Hamas. More recently, it was among the pressure groups that prevailed upon the Democratic House leadership to drop the requirement that the President obtain congressional approval before taking military action against Iran. AIPAC under its current leadership has clearly exceeded its mission, and far from guaranteeing Israel's existence, has endangered it.

This does not sounds like a group that is concerned with US interests. How many more people have to come to the same conlcusion before our policy changes.

NY Review of Books


Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/27/2007 07:13:00 AM  

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