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When AIPAC Went AWOL

RW6 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 10:24 AM
"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." Notorious? For that comment alone, Hagel deserved a medal. The point must be made again and again, Israel has nothing to do with being an American conservative.
Bondman60 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 10:30 AM
I beg to differ. The U.S.-Israel relationship is based on shared values, mutual benefits for both nations, and the support of millions of Americans. But even without all of that, the U.S. ought to have allies in the world, and treat them as such.

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...