Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Cartoon: AIPAC versus Peace Activists on Iran

Below is a cartoon by the well known Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff dramatizing the Israel Lobby's interference in U.S. foreign police. Israel and its U.S. lobby, including its leading force the American Israel Political Affairs Committee [AIPAC], have been lobby for war against Iran since before the Iraq war.
StopIranWar YahooGroup Professor Gary Leupp wrote in Counterpunch in February in an article entitled "An American Strike on Iran is Essential for Our Existence"- AIPAC Demands "Action" on Iran: ...the American Israel Political Action Committee is the main political force urging---indeed, demanding---U.S. action. Now, as Israeli calls for a U.S. attack on Iran become more shrill by the day, AIPAC recognizes that the American people profoundly distrust Vice President Cheney and the nest of neocon liars he has sheltered...We are perhaps arriving at a critical point in the history of the powerful Lobby, including its capacity to intimidate honest, critically reasoning people who do not embrace its fears, prejudices and preoccupations.
Yet in April, AIPAC bullied the house and senate into removing from Iraq funding bills any requirements President Bush receive congressional funding for war against Iran. described in an April 23, 2007 David Corn article Trying to Stay Out of Iran in The Nation: In a recent speech AIPAC executive director Howard Kohr said that legislation restricting Bush's options would be "a sign of weakness." Asked if he can point to a political fight lost by AIPAC recently, Representative Larson replied, "Not to my recollection."

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