Sunday, January 30, 2011

Who's To Blame For The Mess In Egypt? Let's Blame The "ANTI-Israel Lobby"!

The pundits are just getting warmed up on assigning blame for the protests in Egypt--but I like Legal Insurrection's approach, that not the Israel Lobby but the anti-Israel Lobby is to blame for the mess in Egypt:

The notion that the "Israel lobby" is responsible for the problems in Egypt is preposterous.

Using that logic, why isn't the anti-Israel lobby to blame; after all, those who argued that the U.S. needed more "balance" in the Middle East long have advocated greater support for existing governments of Egypt and other Arab countries. The calls for greater democracy in the Middle East, even at the risk of destabilizing authoritarian governments, have come not from the anti-Israel lobby, but from the pro-Israel "neocons" and George W. Bush.
Someone really should write a book about this anti-Israel Lobby...

Hat tip: Soccer Dad

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AvidEditor said...

are you being sarcastic? If you aren't the book is called the Arab Lobby. Have a good one. Keep up the good work.

Daled Amos said...

I was being sarcastic that there should be a book called "The Anti- Israel Lobby"

There are actually 2 Lobbies opposed to Israel, though there is overlap.

But you're right--I forgot about Bard's book.