Top US Negotiator Reports: The “Israel Lobby” Isn’t In Charge
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  • Anthony

    Myths and facts conflate…an Israeli strike on Iran carries many risks and uncertainties…

    Aaron Miller soberly intimates the above in his NYT’s article; further, he implies that President Obama, vis-a-vis Foreign Policy (Iran/Israel), is executing “Great Power” Balancing without discounting depth of U.S.-Israeli relationship. In effect, Miller intimates that the President is more than willing to draw a line in the (proverbial) sand while cognizant of national interests.

  • Bob

    Well, when we dump Obama our boys will be in charge again.

  • Stephen

    If the “pro-Israel Lobby” were as all-powerful as some claim, Joe Lieberman would have become President long before Barack Obama.

  • Kris

    “the absurd and dangerous notion that the Israel Lobby is secretly responsible for US foreign policy — rather than Americans themselves. ”

    Ordinary Americans being responsible for foreign policy? That’s just as bad! FP is a job best left to the oh-so-disinterested Foggy Bottom experts.

    [email protected]: The eagles will push the wheelbarrow at dawn.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    Israel is the only western culture built on Free Enterprise, Democracy, and the Rule of Law, in the middle-east. With all the other nations surrounding it built on the vastly inferior Islamic culture built on crony capitalism, autocracy, and might makes right.

    “There is no arguing with success”

    The US generally supports Israel, because Israel has a similar superior western culture and is always more in the right in its conflicts with the inferior Islamic cultures surrounding it, and not because of the Israeli lobby. The mistakes Israel makes are those of a civilized culture giving the benefit of the doubt to the uncivilized Islamic culture, and the uncivilized making them pay for it. If the present situation was reversed, the Israeli’s would have long since have been raped, looted, and murdered, in hideous atrocities that would turn a civilized westerner’s stomach.

  • Fred

    Very clever Professor Mead, covering up the conspiracy by trying to convince us it doesn’t exist. But you’re not fooling us. We know those eeeeevil jooos are at the bottom of everything we don’t like.

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