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Saturday, October 6 2007

Catching Up: Walt and Mearsheimer

A lot to catch up on after taking off for Sukkot. Surprise, surprise, Walt and Mearsheimer remain on everyone's radar. Professor John Mearsheimer discusses the Israel Lobby with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert. Who's the joke on?

The Columbia Journalism Review points out The Israel Lobby Doesn't Control the Media.

Youssef Ibrahrim argues that Israel Lobby's Pull Pales Next to Evil Saudi Input.

See also Jeffrey Goldberg's response to W&M.



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Glad to have you back online.

Colbert missed an opportunity. When M said that the Israeli Lobby went to considerable lengths to see to it that we don't send arms to Saudi Arabia. In that case, clearly the Israeli lobby failed. He contradicted his own thesis on its power.


Colbert missed many opportunities.

E.g.: Mearsheimer said there nothing wrong with there being a lobby but....

It should have been pointed out that in the original paper, endnote #1 said: Indeed, the mere existence of the Lobby suggests that unconditional support for Israel is not in the American national interest. If it was, one would not need an organized special interest group to bring it about.

It seems they have changed their tune, presumably because this asinine statement revealed their true agenda. Well it's too late

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