Article: Why does the peace movement ignore AIPACSubmitted by AnnieGun on Tue, 07/01/2008 - 03:17
This is a year old but worth a look if you didn't read it the first time.
""AIPAC!" was the forceful one-word answer of Congressman Michael Capuano when we asked him, "Why was the Iran clause forbidding war on Iran without Congressional approval taken out of the recent supplemental for the Iraq war funding?" I nearly fell out of my chair at his reply - not because this was news but because of who had just said it. Capuano is a close ally of Nancy Pelosi, her fixer and enforcer. That was last Friday morning when a small delegation from Cambridge and Somerville, MA, were visiting the Congressman, known for his bluntness, as part of the nationwide UFPJ (United For Peace and Justice) home lobbying effort during the Congressional recess.
Later that day, Dennis Kucinich made an appearance at Harvard, where he was asked the same question, the reason for removing the Iran provision. "AIPAC," I volunteered out loud. Kucinich looked my way and said, "Exactly." Again my chair almost failed to contain me."
and it goes on.
(another guilty party is the American Enterprise Institute)
Wesley Clark also said the Bush Administration intends to “take out 7 countries in 5 years. Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and back to Iran”
So it seems that they have decided on Iran - the upside being that it will be so bad all the other countries on their list will probably get sucked into the fighting anyway and they won't have to come up with any more excuses.