CNN reporter, Fareed Zakaria has asked if we think AIPAC has too much influence in America these days. He asks we email him our responses to the following address. Included below is mine. FareedZakariaGPS@cnn.com
“… do you believe groups that lobby on behalf of Israel have too much influence?”
What a question is this. Why of course, they have too much influence. That is why you are asking. But what are you really asking? Are you asking if it is advisable for a special interest group to cow the leaders of a free and open society to their will, no matter how illegal and immoral that will may be? Or are you asking if the general population is willing to accept it as the way of the world?
Justin Raimondo from AntiWar.com put it this way…
“They – the Lobby – have now been forced out in the open. “A lobby,” says Steve Rosen, the ringleader of the “get Freeman” lynch mob, “is like a night flower: it thrives in the dark and dies in the sun.”
Only now, after the horrendous stories of what happened in Gaza have been widely reported on the internet and after the international criminal court has announced that they are considering bringing war crimes charges against Israel, the AIPAC flower has the distinct smell of desperation about it.
You want an answer to that question? If you really want an answer to that question, publicly request Israel give the international press corp complete and unfettered access to Gaza. Let the American public see for themselves on the six o’clock nightly news just what has happened there with munitions supplied by the United states; by their own tax dollars. Let the American public see what 3 billion dollars a year in military aid does to the people trapped in the worlds largest open air prison… all for having the audacity of voting the wrong way.
Let the American public see Gaza without the filter of the compliant press (like your CNN, Mr. Fakaria) and then you will see what the American people really think about the influence of AIPAC on our legislators. Then Mr. Zakaria, you will be able to gather an honest answer from an informed public.
But my guess is, sir, that won’t be allowed on your agenda. Because AIPAC has an even greater influence than that they have with Rahm Israel Emanuel, or AIPAC member Dennis Ross…
What a question is this. You know the answer all to well sir.
Yes.Scott CreightonTampa, Fl. 33613
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