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When AIPAC Went AWOL

AParvus Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 4:35 PM
USS Liberty: http://tinyurl.com/a5d7wjh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRZSzdQuOqM

Chuck Hagel's notorious 2008 statement about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the leading institution of the pro-Israel lobby, claimed that "the Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here [in Congress]. I'm a United States senator. I'm not an Israeli senator."

Then a strange thing happened: no sooner did Barack Obama nominate Hagel for secretary of defense on Jan. 7, when AIPAC announced it would not oppose the former Republican senator from Nebraska. Indeed, so neutral did it wish to be on this delicate topic that it’s spokesman even avoided mentioning...