AIPAC Bristles at Obama’s Reminder of Iraq War Lobbying

by Eli Clifton Following the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961, John F. Kennedy famously told the gathered press corps that “victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” Judging by the pushback against President Obama’s… Continue Reading  

Menendez, AIPAC Beat Tactical Retreat

by Jim Lobe The chief Democratic co-sponsor of the Kirk-Menendez “Wag the Dog” bill, Sen. Robert Menendez, took to the floor of the Senate Thursday to express his opposition to a letter from 42 of his Republican colleagues declaring their… Continue Reading  

Dennis Ross Sits on Board for Daniel Pipes’s Journal

Earlier this week, I chronicled some of Amb. Dennis Ross‘ interactions with, white-washing of, and seeming affinity for several neoconservative individuals, groups, and ideas. A top Obama administration adviser with an ever-growing portfolio including Iran and, more recently, the Israeli-Arab… Continue Reading