Bob Kagan Assails AIPAC, Israel on Egypt Policy

by Jim Lobe As some readers may recall, I wrote a long essay shortly after last July’s military coup d’etat against Egypt’s democratically elected Morsi government on differing attitudes within the neoconservative movement toward the coup and democracy itself. Given… Continue Reading  

Sen. Patrick Leahy: If we can afford wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we can help victims of Hurricane Irene

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) was interviewed on PBS NewsHour today about how his home state of Vermont is dealing with the massive damage caused by Hurricane Irene. When asked how aid is reaching towns that have been completely cut off… Continue Reading  

Is Patrick Leahy trying to cut aid to the IDF?

Last Tuesday a Haaretz article reported that Sen. Patrick Leahy “seeks to cut aid to elite IDF units operating in West Bank and Gaza”: U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is promoting a bill to suspend U.S. assistance to three elite Israel… Continue Reading