Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Study eyes influence of pro-Israel lobby

Analysts see 'disaster' in U.S. position

The authors of a hotly debated study on the influence of the pro-Israel lobby in Washington said yesterday that the Bush administration's unquestioning support for Israel's military action in Lebanon confirms their thesis that the power of the lobby hurts both U.S. and Israeli national interests.

"Backing Israel to the hilt in the recent war in Lebanon was a disaster for the Lebanese people, served none of our real strategic goals in the region and ended up hurting Israel as well," said John Mearsheimer, political scientist and co-director of the University of Chicago's international security program.

Mr. Mearsheimer and co-author Stephen M. Walt, an international affairs scholar and academic dean at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, showed no signs of backing away from their analysis of the U.S.-Israel lobby at a National Press Club briefing.

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Comment: We have already begun to hear the usual rantings and catch phrases as the "Boo Hoo Crew" (Israeli Lobby) cry out about anti-semitisim and even lower themselves further by referring to the authors 'germanic names'.... Get a life you Zionist fools!!!!!


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