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The Israel Lobby and Joe Lieberman

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Afraid of the leftwing insurgency against Joe Lieberman in the Connecticut Democratic Party, the pro-Israel lobby is rallying to the Senator’s side, so reports the Forward.

This is further evidence for my political hobbyhorse: That the Israel lobby is one of the strongest constituencies behind the disastrous Iraq war and that the conflict between liberal pro-Israel hawks and populist antiwar left, is dividing the Democratic party, even if David Brooks and other MSM commentators are afraid to talk about it. Though they’ll talk about Christian evangelists—people they don’t know— till the cows come home.

This underlines the political significance of Walt & Mearsheimer: they may be intellectuals, but their work has had enormous political resonance. High noon.

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