Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Stuck In AIPAC
This is very disappointing:
Sen. Obama said yesterday he disagreed with the postition taken by George Soros in a recent essay published in the New York Review of Books. In the essay, Soros "called for the Democratic Party to 'liberate' itself from the influence of the pro-Israel lobby," according to the New York Sun.

Soros says the United States ought to pressure Israel to negotiate with the Hamas-led Palestian government, and "that one reason America has not embraced this policy is because of the influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee."

"Rep. Robert Wexler, a Democrat of Florida who sent out an e-mail to Jewish supporters in his home state last week vouching for Mr. Obama's pro-Israel bona fides, said he too rejected Mr. Soros's comments."
Jimmy Carter and George Soros are now on record as taking a more balanced approach to the Israel-Arab conflicts. But as the old saying goes, "money talks and bullshit walks". It's highly likely that until American politics is unleashed from the stranglehold of AIPAC, the U.S. will be impotent in the middle east.