Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Israel Lobby
and U.S. Foreign Policy
by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt

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"When John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt's article on the Israel Lobby appeared in the London Review of Books, after having been commissioned and killed by the Atlantic Monthly, neoconservative publicists launched an all-out campaign to slander the authors as anti-Semites.

Now that their book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy has appeared--a work of considerable scope, carefully documented, and not just an expanded version of the article--the imputation of anti-Semitism will doubtless be repeated more sparingly for readers lower down the educational ladder. Meanwhile, the literate establishment press will (a) ignore it, (b) pretend that it says nothing new or surprising, and (c) rule out the probable inferences from the data, on the ground that the very meaning of the word "lobby" is elusive." - Iraq, Israel, Iran by David Bromwich

Also see: A Pretext for War
"Israel is urging U.S. officials not to delay a military strike against Iraq's Saddam Hussein, an aide to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Friday." - Israel To U.S.: Don't Delay Iraq Attack, Sharon Government Urges Prompt Action Against Saddam (

James Bamford references the above article in his book, A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies